With mayonnaise everything is better!

Everything is better with mayonnaise

Life is better with Mayonnaise. At least that what Russians seem to think. Food is a great way into a culture and, by understanding the past and present of Russian cuisine, we might be able to get a grasp of this fascinating culture. Whenever I think of Russian food sour cream, condensed milk and dill… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg

Want to explore St. Petersburg? Then you’ll need to know these words! Although the city is relatively young (a sprightly 314 years old), St. Petersburg is home to a culture and history like no other. Take a look at this small dictionary of St. Petersburg to find out what makes this beautiful city so unique.… Continue reading

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That time when we had some typical Russian food at a Russian tavern!

Russian food

That time when we had some typical Russian food at a Russian tavern! When visiting a new country, of course we want to try its national cuisine. Saint Petersburg offers lots of nice places to get delicious Russian food. Yesterday, my friends and me visited a real Russian tavern and it was simply awesome! Location… Continue reading

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Can You Go Gluten Free in Russia?

Gluten Free

Can You Go Gluten Free in Russia? Pelmeni, Pierogi, Buuzy – Russian food is delicious but notoriously loyal to one food group; carbs. So can you cope here if you are one of the growing number of people who prefer to go gluten free? Russia has, there’s no denying it, a reputation as a difficult… Continue reading

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Recipe: Vinegret

For this week’s recipe I thought I would share what I found to be a weird Russian dish that I came to love. This dish is Винегрет (Vinegret), a salad commonly prepared for celebrations, but eaten all year round as well. Vinegret is served as a zakusky, an appetizer, to be eaten before the main… Continue reading

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Blini- Staff Favorite Recipe

Every Friday I will post a staff member’s favorite Russian dish, along with the history of the food, cultural traditions, and a recipe. This week our recipe is Блины с икрой (blini with caviar). Blini are very thin pancakes, traditionally made of wheat, rye, or buckwheat flour. They can be eaten either as a meal or a… Continue reading

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What to Try This Week- CoCoCo

CoCoCo

Suggestion To Experiment This Week – CoCoCo, local If you’re looking for local, feel-good restaurant, look no further. КоКоКо, or CoCoCo, is a unique restaurant and bar located in St. Petersburg, just a short walk away from Nevsky Prospekt. Established by Sergey Shnurov, they are well known for serving traditional Russian cuisine with a modern twist. Sergey… Continue reading

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Kolomna Pastila museum

Usually in a museum, we visit with the eyes. And sometimes, just looking can be boring. But with Kolomna Pastila museum, all your senses are awakened! Let yourself be carried away by the smell and taste of pastila! The place lives and breathes: a living museum to savor! You can visit the old factory and… Continue reading

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