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A Tender Tartar Dish
July 01, 2000

A Tender Tartar Dish

Shashlik a la Tartar is the featured dish this issue, with a delectable plum sauce... No summer could be complete without it.

Dessert a la Tartar
May 01, 2000

Dessert a la Tartar

Kaymak with wafers is the tasty dessert treat offered in this issue. It is an ancient Tartar/Mongol dish of carmelized cream.

Honoring a noble fish
January 01, 2000

Honoring a noble fish

Russians honor fish in their cuisine, from the mundane herring to the noble salmon and herring. In this issue we feature Pan Roasted Sturgeon.

A 400 gold ruble salmon
October 01, 1999

A 400 gold ruble salmon

Drunken salmon is a superb appetizer that dates from the time of Empress Anna Ioannovna.

Beat the Heat, Go Green!
August 01, 1999

Beat the Heat, Go Green!

Letny salat, a simple Russian green salad, showcases the fresh harvest from the dacha.

Two worth an eaten egg
June 01, 1999

Two worth an eaten egg

Caviar stuffed eggs and an Egg & Cheese Salad are the two egg dishes in question.

Twice-baked Sturgeon
April 01, 1999

Twice-baked Sturgeon

This tasty dish wraps a succulent sturgeon in a puff pastry for a dish sure to amaze.

Kasha to Take Your Troubles Away
February 01, 1999

Kasha to Take Your Troubles Away

This dessert – Gurievskaya kasha – is a true treasure of Russian cuisine. Make it for a loved one and you are sure to score big.

A closed pie
October 01, 1998

A closed pie

Kulebyaka is arguably one of the most popular types of Russian pies. Here we present a recipe from the famed Praga restaurant in Moscow.

 

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Senior Lieutenant Pavel Matyushkin is back on the case in this prequel to the popular mystery Murder at the Dacha, in which a serial killer is on the loose in Khrushchev’s Moscow...

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