Food in Russia: what's hot in a cold country

A Guide To Russian New Year Table

First thing first: Russians aren’t big on celebrating Christmas (neither Orthodox, nor Catholic one), and the biggest celebrations fallsĀ on New Year Eve (31st December). A traditional Russian celebration would include … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

Buzzfeed knows what tea I’m drinking (some facts about Russian tea habits)

One day I was procrastinating in the internet and found this quiz at Buzzfeed. Turned out, they DID know what tea I prefer, namely “no milk, with sugar”. Yep, that’s … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Farm & Forest Compote/Mors/Fruit drink

In most of the countries, “compote” means a dessert made with fruit, but in post-Soviet countries compote is a drink. To make it even more confusing, there is another type … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

7 Foreign Foods Russians Just Love

So today I’m going to talk about dishes from different cuisines that happened to please Russian palate. Note that those aren’t dishes that were adopted to Russian cuisine and are … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Americans Try Bizarre Russian Foods For The First Time (BuzzFeedVideo) – My thoughts

Privet! I watched a funny video today – Americans Try Bizzare Russian Foods For The First Time (by Buzzfeed). Instead of joining hollywar in the comments, I decided to put … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Shroom soup

The most popular Russian soup, at least for foreigners, is probably borscht (btw it is not sure whether or not borscht was invented by Russians, as many other Eastern Europeans … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

OITNB: All things Russian (from my Russian POV)

Well, it’s not neccessarily about food, but I think it might be an interesting topic. There are many Russian things, people and concepts in the show which reflect how Americans … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment