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The most famous Russian summer soup is definitely okroshka based on kvass! Do you know there are a number of other traditional recipes worth trying in a short Russian summer?


Breaking the Lent with delicious sumptuous dishes has always been an integral part of the Easter celebrations. So what is the Russian Easter feast like?


Sometimes called the Juice of Strongmen in the annals, birch sap was most popular in this country from times immemorial. Healers widely used this wonderful drink.


The Russian breakfast is very different from the food traditions of the East or West. For all the popularity of foreign cuisines in this country, most of the Russians still start their day with traditional Russian dishes.


It is no coincidence that Suzdal enjoys great popularity among tourists. This old Russian town is part of the Golden Ring and has long been a gourmet highlight of the Vladimir Region.


There were many things to be proud of in the USSR, and cakes were among them: delicious and qualitative, there were always made from the best products.


All the countries can be proud of their national sweet delicacies. In Russia, these are chocolate sweets. Their diversity is really surprising: an uncountable number of tasty sweets with a rich variety of fillings are produced in every region of this country.


Syrniki, i.e. curd fritters, which are in the worlds Top 25 desserts, are among the most popular traditional dishes of Russian cuisine. Learn with us how to make them: find the classical recipe and tips and tricks here.


The Russian cuisine stood out for the fact that national pickles were vinegar-free, as vegetables and fruits were fermented and soused. Moreover, no other country but Russia had the tradition of brined vegetables.


Astrakhan cuisine intertwines cooking traditions and dishes of the Russians, Armenians, Jews, Germans, Kalmyks, Kazakhs, and others. Such combinations give special zest to the regional cuisine of Astrakhan.


For Russians, making jam is not just a preparation of a vitamin-rich dessert. This is a special ceremony, kind of kitchen magic. Famous Russian tea drinking tradition is not complete without a jam.


According to the old yeast-free technology, the honey drink had to be aged for decades in oak barrels placed in glaciers and cellars or buried in the ground. Back then, no holiday was complete without this sweet exhilarating drink.


When traveling around the Golden Ring, use the opportunity to try local dishes so you can take back home with you not only Russian souvenirs but delicious impressions as well.


Nearly all national Russian drinks are unique and cannot be found in the cuisines of other countries. When you explore Russia, be sure to try kvass, kissel, sbiten, mead and vodka.


Moscow has absorbed the traditions of different nationalities. This applies to the Moscow cuisine. Moscow dishes are original, hearty, and different from other regional cuisines of Russia.


Most of you have heard or read of traditional dishes of the Russian cuisine, such as borsch (beetroot soup), pelmeni (dumplings), Russian salad, and the like. However, very few foreigners know the names of sweets, which are no less popular in Russia.


Kaliningrad is the westernmost city of Russia. The trip here will be unforgettable: cold transparent waves of the Baltic Sea, the stunning fresh air in the pine forest, wonderful gardens, ... and sea delicacies.


Lots of gourmets know the book Perm Cuisine, which was published in 1979 and won gold prize at the ENEA contest back then. It includes recipes typical of 125 nationalities inhabiting the Perm Territory and the Republic of Komi.


The Urals connecting Europe and Asia have rich and generous forests, powerful and high-water rivers, and over 120 nationalities. Therefore the regional cuisine of the Urals is special and unparalleled.


The regional cuisines of the Russian North are similar in many respects, and yet the cuisine of the Arkhangelsk Region has its own characteristics, which are most appreciated on gourmet tours.


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