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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 […]

Russian Vinaigrette Salad

This one is a common dish in Eastern Europe but it is not at all what is known as “Vinaigrette” in the west. This is actually a variation of a potato salad with the addition of beets. Very popular in the former soviet states, and there are many variations of this from region to region. […]

Uzbek style Plov – Pilaf

This dish is native to most of the countries in central Asia and was spread to Russia during its soviet days. Indian cuisine has its own versions as well. As with any dish such as this, there are countless variations and many different names. In this recipe we use pork; in my family we prefer […]