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Oladi – Russian Buttermilk Pancakes

This is a traditional Slavic dish that as old as the people. Like with other old recipes, there are quite a few varieties and ways of serving them, including the meat stuffed ones we’ve covered before. These come out very soft, fluffy, and savory. Ingredients 3 cups Kefir (or Buttermilk) 2 cup all purpose flour […]

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 […]