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The Russian loaf affair.

Where do you buy ‘our’ – nash – bread? is the question I often heard when still new to these shores. Myself being weakly dissatisfied with the ‘wonder bread’ of supermarkets. Yearning for the bread I could sink my teeth into. Black

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*That* Borsch-in-a-pie.

There is a little story about the birth of this pie – now, frankly, legendary (says Katrina!) on all Russian Revels events. When Karina’s mum used to make Borscht (or borsch?? ahh)  she first sautéed the beetroot with the vegetables

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Run-away kolobok doughnuts!

Round, golden, doughy and moorishly addictive KOLOBKI rolled out to our table from a Russian Fairytale. The original recipe version of Kolobok was quite frugal. An old woman, Babka, in those days any woman over 50 was rated as old,