Russian food

Russian food is very varied and healthy. Russian cuisine has evolved over the centuries, enriching itself by borrowing the culinary traditions of other peoples. Russian food dishes and recipes vary greatly depending on the specific region: for example, the cuisine of the Russian North is very different from the cuisine of the Volga region, while Siberian cuisine is very different from Moscow.

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Traditional russian food

Traditionally, Russian food was prepared in an oven, where a special temperature regime was observed. Therefore, in Russian cuisine, such methods of processing products as baking, stewing, stewing, and steaming are common.

There is an old, traditional Russian cuisine with pancakes, pies, jelly. And there is Russian cuisine, the recipes of which were formed much later.

One of the features of traditional Russian cuisine is that before, vegetables were practically not chopped or cut very coarsely, they were baked and stewed whole and almost never mixed with each other.

  • Shchi - Щи
  • Ukha - Уха
  • Borshch - Борщ
  • Pel'meni - Пельмени
  • Kasha - Каша
  • Pirogi - Пироги
  • Bliny - Блины
  • Khleb - Хлеб
  • Oliv'ye - Оливье
  • Vinegret - Винегрет
  • Varen'ye - Варенье
  • Kholodets - Холодец
  • Kvas - Квас

Russian soup

Perhaps no other cuisine in the world has such a variety of soups: cabbage soup, fish soup, botvinya, okroshka, borscht, beetroot, cold soup, hodgepodge.

In the old recipes of Russian cuisine, frying products are rarely used, more often it is baking in the oven, boiling, stewing.

Russian national cuisine are quite high-calorie - that differentiate Russian food, healthy and hearty salads are also popular. Despite the fact that the Russian national cuisine has long been focused on cereals (cereals, flour products), vegetables and dairy products, the menu of Russian cuisine is also rich in meat recipes.

Peter I contributed to the fact that Russian folk cuisine was enriched with many European recipes, products and cooking traditions. Especially many French recipes are used in Russian cuisine, today recipes for such new russian food as Olivier, vinaigrette, napoleon, mayonnaise are invariably popular. Russian cuisine has its own masterpieces of world cuisine, for example, the famous beef stroganoff.

Shchi

Russian Cabbage Soup Shchi

Russian Cabbage Soup

Russian cabbage soup was cooked only on beef, pork or poultry is not typical for traditional Russian cuisine. Description of preparation: a recipe for how to cook real Russian cabbage soup.

How to cook Shchi

Prepare all the food you need for cooking. Wash the meat. Boil the beef with spices and roots for 1.5 hours until soft. Then remove the bone.

Stew the sauerkraut in vegetable oil until soft. Prepare the onions and carrots for cooking: chop and grate.

Make a flour dressing. To do this, pour in vegetable oil and add flour. Saute the flour over low heat until creamy.

Remove bay leaf and parsley root from broth.

Put onions and carrots in the prepared meat broth, boil for 10-15 minutes.

Next, pour in the cabbage brine, add the fried sauerkraut. Chop 3-4 garlic cloves finely with a knife.

Add the flour dressing to the soup, but so that the flour does not curl up into lumps, pour the broth into the pan and stir frequently with a spoon until the mixture is smooth, only then the dressing can be added to the soup.

Add finely chopped dill and garlic. Boil the soup for a couple of minutes and turn it off.

Ingredients:

  • Water - 3 Liters
  • Beef on the bone - 700 Grams
  • Parsley root - 1 Piece
  • Carrots - 1 Piece
  • Onion - 1 Piece
  • Sauerkraut - 800-900 Grams
  • Garlic - 3-4 Cloves
  • Allspice - 5-7 Pieces
  • Bay leaf - 2-3 pieces
  • Vegetable oil - 6-7 Art. spoons
  • Dill - To taste
  • Salt - To taste
  • Wheat flour - 2 tbsp. spoons
  • Cabbage pickle - 1 Glass

Pirogi

Russian food can't be imagined without a variety of pastries. These are pirogi, gingerbread, Easter cakes, pies, pies, chicken pies, juices, crumpets, cheesecakes, pretzels, koloboks, bagels, dryers, rolls, pirogi - pies and pies with various fillings (fish, meat, apples, mushrooms, pears, greens to blackberries , cloudberries, cloudberries and pozdniki) - the list is endless. Other flour products include pierogi, dumplings, pancakes, and pancakes.

Russian drinks

There is also a large selection of traditional drinks in Russia - fruit drink, jelly, kvass, brine, tea with samovar, Forest tea (this is what herbal tea is now called), nutritious honey, beer, sbiten - and, of course, vodka and various tinctures on it.

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