How Much Time Do You Need to Bake Tvorozhnik?

Syrniki are what commonly known as fritters; fried cakes of cottage cheese mixed with flour or semolina and eggs. In Russia, this delicacy is also known as tvorozhnik. Syrniki are usually fried in vegetable oil, but some recipes require baking them in the oven. The recipe’s peculiarity is that the cottage cheese must be carefully […]

How to Consume Caviar Properly According to Russians?

Caviar is one of the most exclusive delicacies, the consumption of which requires certain rules. If you want to offer caviar to your friends, you do not need a reason. What you need is a thick wallet, and a proven source of quality caviar. Also, when serving caviar at the event, there is a certain […]

Why Do Russians Love Caviar?

Caviar, although not everyone finds it fits for their taste buds, is still considered one of the most popular high-end delicacies around the world. Culinary experts continuously seek for the best quality caviar from many countries, and Russia has always been one of the biggest suppliers of this fish egg. The country seems to never […]

Vatrushka or Piroshok; Which is the Best Russian Delicacy For Your Brunch?

Although brunch – short for breakfast and lunch – is not quite a common tradition around the world, but it has become more and more popular these days. Coined in England in 1895, the term was made to describe the late Sunday morning meal for people who spent their Saturday night drinking and partying that […]

8 Kinds of Russian Piroshki That Should be tasted

Did you know that when you visit Russia there is a chance for you to have the same dish the whole day and for a full three-course meal too? Meet piroshki, the Russian hand pies that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner – as appetizers, main course, and desserts too. That is […]

Shokoladnaya Kolbasa, the Special Russian Chocolate Cake to Boost Your Mood

Eating chocolate is usually associated with celebrations and happiness, and scientists have proved that eating chocolate can help boost your mood, making you feel more relaxed and happier. It is because chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can stimulate the production of endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that produce feelings of joy. Not only that, but dark […]

7 Russian Delicacies to Fill Your Jar and Tummy

Other than cafes and restaurants, people usually visit delicatessen or deli when they travel to a new place. A deli is a shop that sells a selection of prepared foods or delicacies. In Russia, a deli is called kulinariya and it usually sells salad, cheeses, breads, meats, pickled vegetables, sweet and savory pastries, smoked and […]

How to Make Classic Russian ‘Ice Cream’: Syrok

Do you know that Russia have some of the world’s most delicious dairy desserts? Variety of cheese, milk, butter, and yoghurt occupy a large part of every Russian grocery store. You cannot even come to a true Russian home without finding a platter of them served for guests. The most popular among Russian dairy products […]

7 Surprising Facts about Russian Plombir Ice Cream

One of the favorite treats and desserts around the world is ice cream. Almost every country in the world has its own signature ice cream, usually based on the resources close to their nature, the weather, and culture. Despite the infamous coldness, Russia actually also has its special kind of ice cream called plombir. It […]