What kasha means to Russians The word ‘kasha’ is often translated simply as ‘porridge’, and this is what you might imagine when you hear it, especially if you’re British: But what does the word ‘kasha’ actually refer to? Actually, there are several types of kasha in Russia. The proper name for porridge as we know ...
Who would have known that it is so difficult to find a restaurant where you can actually get vegetarian Pelmeni. Since I have arrived here I am on this mission and it has not been going good so far. I tried out two Russian restaurants where they only had the regular meat-filled ones and my ...
Mushroom Hunting Season in Russia If you have ever happened to enjoy the traditional Russian cuisine, you would have noticed that mushrooms are a crucial ingredient for many Russian dishes. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, given the fact, that most of the Russian landscape is covered in woods, which are covered with mushrooms. ...
The Red Square is not only the largest and most recognized symbol of Moscow, but it is the heart of the city surrounded by the major sights of the Russian capital. Walking in the Red Square, you can admire the most important buildings of the city, such as the Kremlin, the State History Museum, the ...
Russian cuisine is delicious and varied, but meat does play a large role in the national diet. After all, this is a country famous for its kotleti (котлеты), shashlik (шашлык), and borscht (борщ). So how can a vegetarian try some traditional Russian food? Surprisingly, meat-free meals aren’t that hard to find, and plenty of dishes ...
What’s typical in the Russian Cuisine? Have you ever heard about Bortscht or Pelmeni? Unfortunately, Russian food isn’t as popular as Italian or American food for example, but this huge country offers a lot more besides caviar and vodka. Only a few dishes of Russian cuisine have received international renown. Today I would like to ...
Eat Like The Locals: 3 Easy Recipes for Beginners Looking for easy recipes to improve your Russian experience? Or, you’ve just arrived in Moscow and want to learn a few easy recipes to try your hand at cooking some of the local fare. But where to start? As you may remember from my previous post, ...
Russia is famous for soups like Borsht and Shchi. But have you ever heard of Solyanka (солянка)? This Russian dish is thick, spicy and sour all at the same time. Typically, the soup is packed full of different kinds of meat, such as beef, ham, sausage, chicken or even fish. However, like most Russian soups, ...