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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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Blini (Russian Buckwheat Pancakes)

Blini – one of the most well-known Russian treats – are very small, savoury pancakes with a unique and appealing flavour. While some blini recipes call for yeast as a leavening agent, using baking powder instead speeds things up very … Continue reading

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Sbiten (Russian Spiced Honey Drink)

Sbiten, considered by some to be the quintessential Russian cold-weather beverage, traces its history back to the 14th century. Traditionally served up on street corners from heated copper samovars, the beverage fell out of favour as coffee and tea became … Continue reading

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Russian Meatballs (Tefteli) in Cream Sauce

Meatballs are a staple in many different cultures and have been served up across the globe since Roman times. In Russia, Tefteli are popular as comfort food and are typically served with boiled or fried potatoes rather than with pasta … Continue reading

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Russian Tea Cakes

More cookie-like than cake, these buttery, melt-in-your-mouth treats are known by many names, including snowball cookies, polvorones and Mexican wedding cakes. I’ve also seen them served up often as popular Christmas cookies in North America. Whatever their name and true origin, … Continue reading

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