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Shchi / Schi – Russian Cabbage Soup

This one is another stable soup of the Russian cuisine, and like everything else it comes in many varieties. The main component of Shchi is cabbage, however it can be fresh or kislaya (sauerkraut), and the rest of ingredients depend on which type you use. My family uses meat broth as the base, though I’m […]

Kislaya Kapusta (Russian Sour Cabbage / Sauerkraut)

Sauerkraut is not Russian in origin, but like most ancient dishes of Europe and Asia, it has taken root and developed a distinct flavor of its own in Eastern Europe. It’s very simple to make, but requires up to a week of preparation. However, you can make a lot at once and it’ll easily last […]

Pincher – Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

How “Russian” this recipe is I don’t know, but it’s one that has been given to my father by his friend and he’s been making it for as long as I can remember.  Despite how it may seem, this cake is actually not overwhelmingly chocolate, the sour cream does a good job of bringing the […]