Winter

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

Winter

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

Winter

Unorthodox Napoleon cake on Orthodox Russian Christmas

This Napoleon cake is rather unorthodox and, quite frankly, the result was spectacular. The cake looks exuberant; it’s lighter and more complex with its different layers of sweetness and tartness.

Winter

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,

Winter

More parsnip New Year treats

Amongst all the post-Christmas wilderness (partying, snowing and otherwise), here’s a little bit of curiosity to amuse you.