Tag Archives: Russian

Russian Borscht – Chef’s Pencil

Part While some may argue that this dish is Ukrainian, it has also become a staple soup in Russian cuisine. The main ingredient of this soup is beetroot, a vegetable that gives the dish its vibrant color. Other ingredients are usually cabbage, potato, onion, carrot and tomato paste, to give …

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Kasha (Russian Porridge) – Chef’s Pencil

Part One of the most prominent statements about Russian cuisine can be roughly translated as “Shschi and kasha are our food”. And it really is: Russians love any kind of groats eaten for every meal of the day. Kasha is considered one of the most popular dishes in Russian cuisine, …

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Russian Vareniki – Chef’s Pencil

Part Vareniki is often thought of as a vegetarian alternative to pelmeni, and it’s not far off: wrap some dough around a sweet or savory filling, bake or boil it, and you’re done. However, Vareniki is not considered a variant of pelmeni in Russia, but a dish of Russian cuisine. …

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Russian Vinaigrette – Chef Pencil

Part Probably one of the most popular salads in the post-Soviet countries, Vinegrette is often served as a light and nutritious salad or appetizer. This salad, as it is now prepared in Russia, has strayed quite far from its original Western European recipe. It is a vegetarian salad made from …

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Russian Beef Stroganoff – Chef’s Pencil

Part When we need a quick weeknight dinner, the famous Russian Beef Stroganoff is one of our go-tos. It’s so easy and so delicious! Beef stroganoff is a very famous dish outside Russia, which is often served in restaurants with no connection to the homeland. There are now multiple recipes …

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