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Golubtsi – Meat Stuffed Cabbage rolls

This is a very common household dish in Russia and other Eastern European countries that goes back quite a while. As with most other household dishes, there are many different recipes having different fillings, sauces, etc. This recipe is the one that is prepared in my family and the results […]

Russian Salad – Olivier / Olivye

This one is a staple of any Russian special occasion and there are countless variations and personal takes on this recipe. The original was the creation of a French chef working in Russia in the 19th century, and has since become definitive “Russian salad.” This recipe is my mother’s, and of all the ones I’ve […]

Russian Chicken on a Bottle

This method of Chicken preparation is not necessarily native to Russia, but is common in Eastern Europe.  It’s a quick and easy way to prepare a whole chicken and the results are very tasty. In the west there are similar recipes using beer bottles. This method is primarily used to keep the chicken moist, not […]