November 24, 2012
The most notable aspect of Russian tea drinking is the absence of any firm rituals. Usually Russians meet “for a cup of tea” in the friendly company of several relatives, friends or acquaintances to relax and discuss their lives
November 20, 2012
Today, the Russian bread market is truly global, with baked goods available from almost every corner of the planet. Russian bread really does have its own uniquely “Russian” flavor
November 15, 2012
Mushroom-picking is one of Russia’s favourite pastimes. Easy to cook, the ‘Forest Gift’ makes for a delicious appetizer
October 31, 2012
Soviet-era food products and cuisine are gaining popularity across Russia and many consumers of these products were born after 1991
October 29, 2012
Each region and each family has its own unique recipe for the famous Russian beetroot soup. Here is a simplified Siberian recipe that is easier to make
October 20, 2012
Dining out in Moscow is a lot swankier than before, but looking for an authentic Russian restaurant with great food, ambience and service can still feel like a trip across the taiga
October 18, 2012
A typical Russian lunch has as much a contradictory and enigmatic character as the Russian soul
October 15, 2012
Known as “Russian Salad” in India, Oliviye is a popular winter salad traditionally made in Russia around the New Year
September 11, 2012
Russian vodka is rightfully considered a special national tradition and even a point of a national pride: There is a centuries-old culture surrounding the consumption of this drink
September 2, 2012
I conducted an informal straw poll amongst my Russian friends to determine the most popular honey cake. Everyone’s favorite honey dessert was the seemingly complicated and time-consuming “Medovik” tort
August 28, 2012
Nearly everyone can identify traditional Russian dishes such as borshch and schi. What people don’t know is that this healthy diet of beetroot, buckwheat and cabbage is supplemented by a delicious array of traditional Russian sweets
August 27, 2012
Two young cooks give Russian and Soviet cuisine a chic, new twist
August 19, 2012
Rooted in traditions that are both pagan and Christian, Yablochniy Spas has not only religious, but deep agrarian and culinary significance as well
August 12, 2012
Syrniki, from the Russian word “syir” meaning cheese, are fritters made from Russian cottage cheese called “tvorog,” which can be substituted with paneer
June 25, 2012
If you think vodka is Russia’s national drink, think again. A curiously satisfying, slightly alcoholic, mildly sparkling golden brown beverage called kvass has been slaking Russian thirsts since ancient times.
June 13, 2012
Vinegret is a must for a hearty Russian meal. This healthy vegetable salad is good any time of the year.
December 5, 2011
The Soviet style fast food joints still exist in Moscow and look like the Soviet relic. Regardless of their lack of glamour and old-fashion design, they are popular among some Russians
October 7, 2011
How to cook the most popular russian breakfast.
July 29, 2011
Like most women all over the world I had some free time on my hands thanks to soccer, so this’s an ideal time to attempt an ambitious culinary project.
July 18, 2011
A resident of Delhi, Rashmi Rajput recalls having a great time, mastering subtleties of the Russian language at Pushkin Institute of Russian Language in Moscow.