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    Russian Food

    I'm doing a project on russian food and drink and would like som tips on traditional russian food for example what different dishes are available and how would you cook them?

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    re: Russian Food

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy
    I'm doing a project on russian food and drink and would like som tips on traditional russian food for example what different dishes are available and how would you cook them?
    Щи да каша — пища наша!

    Щи - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shchi
    Каша - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasha

    Борщ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borscht
    Творог - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tvorog
    Пирожки - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirozhki
    Пироги - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirogi
    Пельмени - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelmeni
    Блинчики - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blintz
    Блины - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake#Ce ... ern_Europe Blini
    Сырники - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrniki


    Чай - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_in_Russia
    Водка - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodka
    Квас- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass
    Морс- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine#Drinks Mors

    I think it is good idea to make a "russian food & English language" project
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_En ... in#Cuisine

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    This is Russian, right? Or is it from the Caucasus?

    On the backside there are always pictures of people who claim to be approx. 150 years old
    Why? Because they drank Kefir...

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    re: Russian Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    This is Russian, right? Or is it from the Caucasus?
    Yes, it is Russian word and it is from the Caucasus.

    Шашлык also is Russian but it is also from the Caucasus .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shashlik

    The Caucasus was always closly related with Russia. Moreover the entire Caucasus and even a big part of Transcaucasia was a part of Russian Empire, so Russians borrowed many thing from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna
    On the backside there are always pictures of people who claim to be approx. 150 years old
    Why? Because they drank Kefir...
    It is realy so
    It is due to "Кавказское долголетие" ("Caucasian longevity") phenomenon. (In the Caucasus mountains that a big part of people live to be older than 100)

    On kefir pack in Oslo I saw a man wich is rather like young Cossack than like old Сaucasian

    But in Budapest I saw no pictures on the packs


    Do you know the yoghurt is originated from Bulgarian mountains? Nowbody remember this and not call it "Bulgarian yoghurt" but kefir do.

    Kefir is from Tibet http://www.kombuchapilz.de/english/milkkefirhistory.htm

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    re: Russian Food

    Just a note about the pelmeni recipe provided by Studyr. If you can make pasta by hand it's not hard, if you can't you will make a bloody mess! Trust me on this.

    I've made it since but used a pasta machine and saved an hour of cleaning and a bit of sanity.
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    I think котлеты should definitely be on the list! (In US English, I might translate the word as "meatloaf burgers" -- although some people might prefer the term "croquette".)

    And I would mention Бородинский хлеб as a very popular style of so-called "Russian black bread." (Which is actually a light brown rye bread -- more sour and heavy than American rye breads, often flavored with coriander seeds instead of caraway seeds, and not as dark as German-American "pumpernickel", which gets its almost-black color from caramelized sugar.)

    Then there are the so-called "vegetable caviars" which can be made from finely chopped mushrooms, pumpkins, eggplants, etc. -- there are many variants using different vegetables. But "eggplant caviar" (баклажанная икра) is possibly the most common type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    Then there are the so-called "vegetable caviars" which can be made from finely chopped mushrooms, pumpkins, eggplants, etc. -- there are many variants using different vegetables. But "eggplant caviar" (баклажанная икра) is possibly the most common type.
    there's also кабачковая икра (and just кабачки - bigger than eggplants and white or light green or dark green, are they called squash????) which is even more common than 'eggplant caviar'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsms View Post
    there's also кабачковая икра (and just кабачки - bigger than eggplants and white or light green or dark green, are they called squash????) which is even more common than 'eggplant caviar'.
    Yes, "squash" is the general term for most varieties of кабачки -- except of course for the type known as "zucchini".

    The tiny little dish of rare and costly "заморская икра, баклажанная" in Ivan Vaselyevich Changes Careers was, I've read, "stunt-doubled" by кабачковая икра! (I would guess because the color looked more attractive on film.)
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    I would add квашеная капуста to the list.

    Шашлык seems not traditionally Russian to me.

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    The word "Kefir" with a Caucasian looks pretty weird.
    I think they have their own name for it in their languages, because the word kafir means something else than this product.
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    У меня вопрос. На Западе едят кашу? В Англии едят овсянку - это понятно. А мою любимую пшённую? Рисовую? Ячневую? Манную?
    Это же такая вкуснятина, особенно с утра.

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    kefir im surprise we in indonesia also know this drink ^_^

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    Книга: О блинах



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