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Russia: Recipes and Cuisine

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Russian cuisine is vast and varied, a reflection of the fact that its territory spans thousands of miles and numerous cultures. A large portion of Russian dishes — cabbage soups, black bread, buckwheat porridge — have origins in the peasantry. Still others — chicken Kiev, bef Stroganoff, veal Prince Orloff — reflect French culinary traditions imported to the imperial court by Catherine the Great. Root vegetables, poulty, wild game, fish, hearty breads and noodles are popular, as are never-ending shots of vodka.

Recipes

Russian Recipes

Try these recipes from Russia.

Kvas

Kvas Recipe (Russian fermented rye beverage)

(Russian fermented rye beverage)

Borshch

Borshch Recipe (Ukrainian, Russian beet soup)

(Ukrainian, Russian beet soup)

Kulich

Kulich Recipe (Eastern Orthodox sweet Easter bread)

(Eastern Orthodox sweet Easter bread)

Shashlik

Shashlik Recipe (Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

Shchi

Shchi Recipe (Russian cabbage soup)

(Russian cabbage soup)

Kasha

Kasha (East European buckwheat groats)

(East European buckwheat groats)

Vinegret

Vinegret Recipe (Russian cold vegetable salad)

(Russian cold vegetable salad)

Paskha

Paskha Recipe (Eastern Orthodox molded Easter cheesecake)

(Eastern Orthodox molded Easter cheesecake)