This year Russian Easter (Пасха) falls on 2 May. Пасха is the largest Russian Orthodox celebration of the year and calls for a lot of entertaining. At the heart of which, of course, lies food! Пасха wouldn’t be the same without its two most-loved desserts: kulich and paskha. So, what exactly are these sweet treats, and ...
If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit Russia, you will probably have tasted Russian cuisine and marvelled at the variety of dishes on offer. However, did you know that some Russian specialities are also widely available in the UK? Here’s a list of the top five Russian foods you might find in Britain. 1. ...
Contrary to what many people might imagine, Soviet supermarket shelves were not stacked with rows of brand-less commodities. In fact, the process of brand-creation was closely tied to the State’s economic-political agenda. Brands were not only considered to be potential mechanisms for market control, but were intended to represent socialism’s capability of punching with the ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...