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Russia’s enormous size accounts in part for its rich culinary diversity. Fertile plains provide grains for breads, brews, pastries and cereals. Rivers and seas offer fish, including the coveted caviar-laden sturgeon. Tundra in the north provides wild game; while the southern and eastern reaches welcomed Middle Eastern and Asian influences. In a land of harsh winters, it’s no surprise that soul-warming soups are a mainstay. Borscht is a beet soup served with sour cream. Cabbage, potato, fish and mushroom soups provide additional comfort during the long Russian winter. Other traditional Russian foods include blinis (thin, yeast-risen pancakes traditionally made with buckwheat flour), pirogi (sweet or savory turnovers), and beef stroganoff. Cucumbers, sour cream and mushrooms are important ingredients, as are dill, horseradish, potatoes, and pickled vegetables. Potatoes took a slow route to popularity in Russia. Despite continual governmental encouragement to plant them, peasants remained skeptical until the 19th century. Today Russians cook potatoes in every conceivable way.
 

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Home Town: Moscow, Moscow (Federal City), Russia
Living In: Livonia, Michigan, USA
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I am very much into fitness and health, but I love to eat! So, I prove the notion, that healthy cooking is bland and boring, wrong every day. I love cooking healthy meals that are high on flavor and yummy factor, but low on fat and calories. I plan my meals a few weeks in advance and since I love variety, I make at least one new dish every week.

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Home Town: Moscow, Moscow (Federal City), Russia
Living In: New York, New York, USA
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Home Town: Moscow, Moscow (Federal City), Russia
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
About me: I'm a wife, mother of 2 boys (3 with my husband). I really love to cook and taking food photos. I like to try something new.
 

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Chicken Tagine

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very tasty. was able to freeze half for another night. probably don't need to brown the...

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awesome. have never made meatballs before and followed the recipe to a T. froze half of them...

Easy Caramelized Onion Pork Chops

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overall pretty good, and certainly easy. followed other suggestions to remove chops and add...

 
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