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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, […]