VinyegryetIf you enjoy beets, sauerkraut, carrots, onions, peas, potatoes and gherkins, then you'll love it! It's tasty, crunchy and healthy!
Salat OlivyeIt's a must-have for the New Year celebration and any other major holiday too, really! Every Russian knows how to make it right!
BorshEvery cook has their own borsh recipe. But remember that there are two musts for a good borsh - fresh beets and smyetana!
UkhaRarely a fishing trip ends without making fish soup on an open fire! Here is a tip: add some vodka to ukha to enrich the taste!
SheeA very specific cabbage soup. You might appreciate the taste a bit better if there is some meat in it as well.
Ikra, baklazhannaya ikraBlack caviar is expensive. Red caviar is now almost everywhere. Eggplant caviar is an experience of its own. Make sure you try it!
OkroshkaIt has so many unknown to a non-Russian stomach ingredients that not very few foreigners are willing to give it a try...
PelminiTo really appreciate pelmini, you have to try the home-made ones. If you buy them in a store, you will not know the real taste!
BlinyBliny are great plain or with any kind of fillings, sweet or sour! We love it for simplicity and many an opportunity for culinary creativity!
YaichnitsaOne of the best breakfasts ever and so easy that every one can do it! Hard to go wrong with it - well, unless you burn it...
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