Soups

Okroshka, as Russian food in summer should be.

Soups to Russians is like a good Sunday roast to Brits – part of our cultural dna. We wither away without a daily helping of a soup of some kind.  Mothers tell their offspring that without a soup they won’t

Soups

The battle of broths and borsch.

Blood-coloured, thick borsch is what russki soul is all about. It is one of our most successful global brand acquisitions (well, with the other two), it’s what we suck in with our mother’s milk. Borsch is both the most comforting

Soups

The nostalgic soup of ‘coloured cabbage’

‘Coloured cabbage’ – Cauliflower in Russian – was amongst the first few ‘foreign’ ingredients that reached the just-post-Soviet Estonia in the early 1990s. I was about 11 and just started to do things in the kitchen, cooking I suppose one

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Turnips and caviar

What is the quintessential Russian ingredient? One, two, three, I guess 95% of you would have said – caviar. Perhaps the combo of vodka, blinis and caviar. Indeed, there is something so Russian about these little fish eggs. Flamboyant, disregarding,

Soups

The healing magic of chicken soup with klyotski

A humble chicken soup is a thing of beauty. The weak are fed with chicken stock to replenish strength,  the loved ones are spooned with it so that they know how much they matter…and little Jewish children are given warm