• Roast Turkey – Жареная индейка
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    Roast Turkey – Жареная индейка

    We won’t lie: a Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing and the whole shebang consumed on a certain cold November night is not a part of traditional Russian cuisine. That is not to say Russians […]




  • Cake Eleonora – Кекс Элеонора
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    Cake Eleonora – Кекс Элеонора

    Halloween is now a quickly fading memory, the pumpkins have become pies and donuts, and young innocent turkeys are still roaming carefree not knowing what’s coming to them in just a couple of weeks. You […]




  • Cabbage Pie – Пирог с капустой
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    Cabbage Pie – Пирог с капустой

    Fall is a perfect season to make something from cabbage: it’s abundant and you can get it fresh from a farmer’s market or even straight from a farm – keep it in mind next time […]




  • Cranberry Pastry (Пирожное с клюквой)
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    Cranberry Pastry (Пирожное с клюквой)

    This is an easy to make pastry that is usually well received by anyone with a sweet tooth. The tartness of fresh cranberries creates contrast with the sweetness of the cookie dough of the crust.  […]




  • Rabbit Pie (Пирог с крольчатиной)
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    Rabbit Pie (Пирог с крольчатиной)

    Meat pie is a very popular Russian dish even though filling it with rabbit meat is much less common than using beef, pork, or poultry. Rabbit and its close relative hare, however, are not considered […]




  • Kalitki (Калитки)
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    Kalitki (Калитки)

    Kalitki (singular – kalitka) are small open-faced pies popular in the regions where the Veps or Vepsians live – in Karelia and east of St. Petersburg, for example in the Tikhvin district. The Veps language […]




  • Buckwheat Kasha (Гречневая каша), Oven Recipe
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    Buckwheat Kasha (Гречневая каша), Oven Recipe

    Buckwheat is most commonly associated with the term “kasha” although as mentioned in our article About Kasha, the word kasha has a broader meaning in Russian and applies to several other grains as well. Although […]




  • Khachapuri (Хачапури)
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    Khachapuri (Хачапури)

    Khachapuri is a Georgian bread, small pie, or pastry filled or coated with a lot of cheese. Khachapuri comes in several shapes, and there are many recipes depending on the region of origin. Some khachapuri are open-faced pies such as […]




  • Vatrushka (Ватрушка)
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    Vatrushka (Ватрушка)

    Vatrushka (pronounced vat-ROOSH-kah) is a small, personal-sized open pie filled with fresh cheese. Its appearance somewhat resembles that of a cheese Danish, but it is not the same pastry. Cheese-filled vatrushkas can be sweet and […]




  • Cheese Pancakes “Syrniki”
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    Cheese Pancakes “Syrniki”

    Perhaps the origin of this recipe is Jewish cuisine that has a virtually identical dish called cheese latke. The idea of itself is as ancient as the Roman Empire, and cheese pancakes have been popular in […]




  • Chebureki
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    Chebureki

      This deep fried half-moon-shaped meat turnover with an odd name sometimes spelled Chiburekki, a large pot sticker of sorts, is popular in the southern parts of Russia and adjacent countries.         […]




  • Salad Olivier
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    Salad Olivier

    It’s hard to imagine any Soviet or post-Soviet Russian holiday table without salad Olivier. The dish was invented by Lucien Olivier, a French chef at one of the fanciest restaurants in the mid-19th century St. […]




  • Pasta Russian Navy Style
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    Pasta Russian Navy Style

    In its simplest form, Pasta (or Macaroni) Russian Navy Style is just spaghetti mixed with cooked ground beef and sautéed onion but here we enhanced it with pepper and scallion. The key to authentic flavor is to […]




  • Herring Shuba Salad
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    Herring Shuba Salad

    “Shuba” is a very warm heavy traditional Russian fur coat that comes in handy on a cold winter day. In this recipe, pieces of pickled herring are covered with a thick layered coat of vegetables […]




  • Okroshka
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    Okroshka

    Okroshka is a traditional cold soup typically served in the warm months. While there are many different okroshka recipes, this soup is always based on kvass with added vegetables. Some recipes also call for meat, […]




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Roast Turkey – Жареная индейка

Roast Turkey – Жареная индейка

We won’t lie: a Thanksgiving turkey with cranberry sauce, stuffing and the whole shebang consumed on a certain cold November night is not a part of traditional Russian cuisine. That is not to say Russians […]




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Cake Eleonora – Кекс Элеонора

Cake Eleonora – Кекс Элеонора

Halloween is now a quickly fading memory, the pumpkins have become pies and donuts, and young innocent turkeys are still roaming carefree not knowing what’s coming to them in just a couple of weeks. You […]




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Cabbage Pie – Пирог с капустой

Cabbage Pie – Пирог с капустой

Fall is a perfect season to make something from cabbage: it’s abundant and you can get it fresh from a farmer’s market or even straight from a farm – keep it in mind next time […]




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