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Pelmeni in Cursive     Posted by on Feb 15, 2022


The most important February holiday is upon us: восемнадцатое февраля — День Пельменей! (Pelmeni day or Russian Dumpling Day) Фото автора Polina Tankilevitch: Pexels *Если вы не знаете, что такое пельмени, быстро прочитайте этот вкусный рецепт от Елены! (If you do not know what pelmeni are, go ahead and read this delicious recipe from Yelena.) This time-tested…

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Things That Don’t Go Together in Russian Cuisine Posted by on Jun 10, 2019


I recently attended a conference in Italy, and I thoroughly enjoyed the advice the locals gave us on following the culinary conventions, such as no cappuccino after 11 AM. This inspired me to write this post, which will look at some food-related “taboos” in Russia. This is all in good humo{u}r, and, of course, not…

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Top Five Russian Pasta Dishes Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

Last weekend I asked my husband and son to help me prepare a Russian dish for dinner. After I told them that the process was going to take about four hours, the genuine desire to help they might have had up to that point went right out the window. Nevertheless, I persevered; I proceeded to…

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How to Make the Best Pelmeni Posted by on Feb 8, 2011

Do you know that 95% of Russian households have at least one pack of «пельмени» [pel’meni – dumplings] in their freezers?  Ok, I just totally made it up. But I can’t be too far off since, according to «статья в Российской газете» [an article in the Rossiyskaya newspaper] an average «россиянин» [citizen of the Russian…

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