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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.

Borshch

(Ukrainian, Russian beet soup)

Kasha

(East European buckwheat groats)

Kulich

(Eastern Orthodox sweet Easter bread)

Kvas

(Russian fermented rye beverage)

Paskha

(Eastern Orthodox molded Easter cheesecake)

Shashlik

(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)

Shchi

(Russian cabbage soup)