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Meat Goulash

Goulash is a Hungarian dish in origin resembling a thick soup or stew. It can be rpepared with beef or pork and there are countless different recipes. The one described here is very simple, easy, and produces very good results.  Ingredients: 1-2lb pork shoulder 2 medium onions 2 tbs flour 3 cups water 2 tbs […]

Mannaya Kasha / Manka (Semolina porridge)

This dish is not necessarily native to Russia, but is definitely a favorite in most Eastern European countries. It usually eaten for breakfast in porridge form. The grain is commonly known as farina or “Cream of Wheat” in the United States. It is a coarse whitish-yellow grain that can be found in most ethnic food […]

Kasha – Grechka – Buckwheat

What is most commonly referred to as kasha in America are buckwheat groats. Though there are many different kinds of kashas (porridge) in Russia, grechnevaya kasha (or just grechka) is definitely the most popular. It has a unique nutty flavor that is hard to describe in comparison to other grains. Preparation is relatively simple. Wash, […]