Over the upcoming weeks I’ll be blogging about Russian cuisine and culinary traditions, from the viewpoint of Russians themselves. I’ve spoken with our team in Russia and they have been kind enough to share with us some of their favourite recipes, as well as an insight into the traditions behind each dish. If that wasn’t enough, you can look forward to discovering a new recipe each week for the next few weeks.
I think that Russia is one of, if not the most interesting place I’ve never visited, at least not yet. With that said, I’ve never had the chance to taste traditional Russian cuisine, so that is why I thought it would be a brilliant idea to bring Russia to me by attempting to prepare some of these meals myself. As this is my first time cooking Russian food, I expect to learn as much as you will by the end of this blog series. I will also be updating you proof of my attempts, successful, disastrous, or otherwise.
So what can you expect over the next few weeks?
I’ve decided to start off with something easy and as the weeks go by, we’ll be building up to prepare more challenging recipes, so by the end of this we’ll be able to make a banquet of Russian delights. To conclude my blog, I’ll be ending with the do’s and the don’ts of Russian dining, the idea is to provide you with all that you’ll need to be able to host your very own Russian dinner party.
Some of the meals which I will be attempting to prepare includes olivier, blini, selyodka pod shuboy (yes, I’m aware that this will be difficult, but I’m game if you are), and many more Russian recipes.
I will now leave you with a taste of what’s to come. Below is a picture of the olivier salad that I made over the weekend, It’s similar to a potato salad but richer and tangier. To find out how to make this stay tuned for next week’s instalment.
If you would love to get involved, prepare your own version and share your pictures with us on our Facebook page.
My attempt at olivier salad