National Cuisine
It’s not just a book – it’s a way of life

It’s not just a book – it’s a way of life

September 3, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

According to the authors of the Book of Healthy and Tasty Food, the purpose of eating was to provide nutrition and cooking should not get in the way of building a new and better future

Introducing…. The Soviet Diet Cookbook

Introducing…. The Soviet Diet Cookbook

September 1, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

Each week Anna Kharzeeva will give you a complete menu prepared from the pages of the Book of Healthy and Tasty Food – the go-to guide for every Soviet housewife

Frittering away the summer days

Frittering away the summer days

August 13, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

Fry up enough of the vegetable pancakes known as oladyi to have both a tasty breakfast and a quick snack later

An easy recipe for a complicated treat

An easy recipe for a complicated treat

July 24, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

Typically the Russian gingerbread known as pryaniki take a week and specialized equipment to make, but this shortcut version is a good option for home cooks

 Cross-seasonal cherry cake

Cross-seasonal cherry cake

July 16, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

A traditional recipe for “monastery hut” cake becomes a summer treat with fresh cherries

Lobiani – the great Georgian party food

Lobiani – the great Georgian party food

June 18, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

In Georgia, it’s easy to have so much food on a table that there’s nowhere to set anything down. Enter Lobiani – the hand-held filled pastry that combines the best of two of the country’s best dishes

The Kremlin diet: From Lenin to Gorbachev

The Kremlin diet: From Lenin to Gorbachev

May 28, 2014 Dmitry Sukhodolsky, special to RBTH

Lenin's culinary tastes were much humbler than his political ones, Stalin preferred brandy to vodka, Khrushchev liked a good steak

Filling up on filled pies

Filling up on filled pies

May 21, 2014 Anna Kharzeeva, special to RBTH

A favorite Russian comfort food is filled pies, which can be made either big or small and stuffed with a wide variety of fillings

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