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Russian Boyar Table

image-2458 Boyars were the highest nobility during the reign of the Russian Tsars. “Boyars” ranks were granted by Russian princes and tsars only to the best of the best. These were not just rich and noble people, they were involved in making a lot of the most important state decisions. Later boyar clansbegan ...

A Season of Sauerkraut and Soaked Apples

image-2455 In old Russia, to make sauerkraut and soaked apples whole families gathered together. Traditionally, the end of September - beginning of October was the time of soaking apples and making sauerkraut. Apples were picked, sorted and soaked. A few days later people chopped and shreddedcabbage to make sure that for the ...

Adopting from Russia: Canadian Athlete Greg Roe

I don’t quite understand how he does it, but it's really amazing. Wait a second – first, a brief biography, and then we’ll show you the video. Gregory was born in Russia. When he was 4, he was adopted by a Canadian family. From an early age Gregory was into different kind of ...

A Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence Field!

image-2446 A team of Russian programmers presented the Eugene Goostman program, which for the first time in history has passed the Turing test. The Event According to the University of Reading last week at the Royal Society in London several presented programs got tested. Only Eugene Goostmanprogram for the first time in history ...

Russian Culinary Symbols of Spring

image-2435 Spring awakening of Mother Naturebrought new flavors into traditional Russian cuisine. Russian spring began with Great Lent. It was the time of the most meager food consumption for the whole year. But after the Passover it was the time of feasts and fun, and Russian villages livened up in the beginning ...

TOP 6 Traditional Russian Summer Dishes

image-2432 Fresh vegetables, greens, fruits and berries –this is the basis of Russian summer cuisine. Plus – river and lake fish cooked immediately after it was caught. And, of course, kvass - a very refreshing drink of our ancestors, without which it is impossible to imaginea Russian summer. 1. Okroshka This liquid entree ...

Cottage Cheese Pudding

image-2428 Cottage cheese pudding us a hearty, healthy dish that is a favorite of children. Baking products mixed in different combinations is customary by many nations. British make pudding, French - au gratin, Italians - lasagna. In Russia the most popular baked dish is a cottage cheese pudding. A sweet and flavorful ...

Cottage Cheese – a Special Dish on the Russian Table

image-2421 Cottage cheese is a typical Russian product. In many countries’ cuisines cottage cheese is considered a raw material for making cheese. In Russia, though, cottage cheese is consumed as a stand-alone dish (with honey, jam, sour cream), as well as the main ingredient in making cheesecakes, dumplings, cheese pastries and other ...

Russian Sour Cream

image-2408 An amazing Russian dairy product - sour cream. Until the early 20th century sour cream was exclusively a Russian national product. Miraculously, it did not spread to other countries. In Russia, however, it was impossible to find a single household without sour cream.  Many Russian dishes are served with sour cream and ...
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