National Cuisine
Lenten Sorrel Soup: Green borscht from a heavenly herb

Lenten Sorrel Soup: Green borscht from a heavenly herb

March 26, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

Sorrel is a wonderfully versatile and delicate herb that is well worth the trouble of preparing it. Sorrel soup is traditional throughout Eastern Europe and makes a perfect dish for Lent

No more sour grapes as Russia’s wine industry flourishes

No more sour grapes as Russia’s wine industry flourishes

March 20, 2014 Yulia Vinogradova, special to RBTH

Mention wine-producing countries and Russia is unlikely to spring to mind. Yet the country’s vineyards are witnessing a quiet renaissance, and wine is now being produced in Russia that is not only of good quality but comparable even to French or Italian wines

A tasty snack from a toxic plant

A tasty snack from a toxic plant

March 19, 2014 Dmitry Sukhodolsky, special to RBTH

The fern, which is eaten as an appetizer in Russia east of the Urals, is very rarely eaten in the European part of the country – and this is just one of its mysteries

Hamantashen: Purim pastries

Hamantashen: Purim pastries

March 12, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

As Russian Orthodox Christians settle into the 40-day Lenten fast, let’s explore some of the other ethnic and regional dishes that make up Russia’s wonderfully diverse cuisine

Veal Orlov: A dish fit for a prince

Veal Orlov: A dish fit for a prince

February 26, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

This popular Franco-Russian collaboration, first served in the Russian Embassy in Paris, is sure to impress

The mystery of Krasnodar tea

The mystery of Krasnodar tea

February 19, 2014 Dmitry Sukhodolsky, special to RBTH

The unique Krasnodar tea blend, which is little known even to true connoisseurs of the drink, has an amazing history

Romancing the Russe: Charlotte

Romancing the Russe: Charlotte

February 12, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

For Valentine’s Day, Jennifer Eremeeva pulls out all the stops with a signature Russian dessert: Charlotte Russe

Pastila: The sweet trip from Kolomna to London

Pastila: The sweet trip from Kolomna to London

February 10, 2014 Ilya Krol, RBTH

A few years ago, no one had heard of Kolomna’s small factory and museum, but now its reputation has traveled beyond Russia, with a branch planned for the UK

Not your mother’s beet vinaigrette

Not your mother’s beet vinaigrette

January 29, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

Our culinary maven scrubs the dirt off the much-maligned beet for a healthy injection of color and taste, guaranteed to help you keep your resolve to eat light after the holidays!

Savoring the Olympics: Gold Medal Satsivi

Savoring the Olympics: Gold Medal Satsivi

January 15, 2014 Jennifer Eremeeva, special to RBTH

Ahead of Sochi 2014, our culinary expert Jennifer Eremeeva teaches how to cook Satsivi - a Georgian dish, beloved in Russia and easy to find in Sochi's restaurants

New Year dinner à la Russe

New Year dinner à la Russe

December 31, 2013 Elena Revinskaya, special to RBTH

Known as “Russian Salad” all around the world, Oliviye is a popular winter salad traditionally made in Russia around the New Year

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