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.
Typical Russian Dishes
Try these recipes from Russia.
(Russian fermented rye beverage)
(Eastern Orthodox sweet Easter bread)
(Central Asian grilled skewered lamb)
(Eastern Orthodox molded Easter cheesecake)
(East European buckwheat groats)
(Russian cold vegetable salad)
(Russian sauerkraut salad)
(Russian stuffed cabbage rolls; see
(Russian potato pancakes; see
(Russian stuffed dumplings; see