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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,

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The Nutcracker: fairytale dinner.

‘I am Krakatuk, You found me in a nook To break the Mouse Queen’s hex Walk backwards eyes closed seven steps!’ And off they went, the glamour of bulbous skirts and masks forgotten, the forty guests in search of the

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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

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Cake bake-off winners – Medovik (honeycake) No 19

Svetlana has in fact stolen the recipe for her Medovik for Russian Revels Cooking with a Story event from her girlfriend – because her, Svetlana’s that is, husband loved the friend’s cake so much. This gives the saying ‘the path

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Cake bake-off winners – Sharlotka cake No 11

Irina wheeled her Sharlotka cake in a proper wheelie-bag. Twinned with a modest, beaming smile, we had big expectations… Ira Kennerley is from Ekaterinburg in Russia. An engineer in the past and ‘quite a successful’ businesswoman she is now a

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Russian cakes with a story

It has now been almost exactly two years since I decided to open the doors of my humble dwelling in Wood Green to all sorts of wonderful randoms, to cook for them, to explore what this mysterious Russian food is or could be…

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Russian Revels: The ‘Manly’ Feast.

Last night we ate hearts, bones, and -with eyes – Argentinian tango beauties. Oh, and chasing with a healthy dose of stereotypes. 23 February is a national ‘men’s day’ in Russia, ie the day of the army. As you know,

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Russian Revels invite: Anna Karenina dinner

The pull of riding Karenina’s hype has been overwhelming. What with Keira’s emaciated Anna, Joe Wright’s controversial adaptation of Tolstoy’s eponymous novel and high street craze for things furry and embroidery. Oh, and why not. For me, at it was

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Russian Revels at the Global Feast

They had golden gherkins, pink eggs, drunken cherries and a girl on the table. The tallest, apparently, table in the world. Moi and Russian Revels have been invited to represent Russia at the Global Feast – ‘A journey through the

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Russian Revels invite: Cosmonaut party

First I notice a charming little girl, attired in a silvery toga like dress, made out of a foil bag with a helmet signed simply SSSR (USSR). …Then another pretty creature, painted dark, dark blue from head to toe, Avatar-esque.