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Dazzling the Palate
November 01, 2011

Dazzling the Palate

By Maria Antonova Hidden in a small alleyway off Moscow's historic Pokrovka Street, tiny Chaynaya Vysota tea room offers 250 varieties of tea... and gourmet ice cream.
To Market, To Market!
July 01, 2011

To Market, To Market!

By Jennifer Eremeeva

Moscow’s bustling food markets are colorful, clamorous, exciting places. And much of what goes on there lies hidden behind the superficial din. This is a story of pesto, plov and piglets.

The All-Important Tavern
May 01, 2011

The All-Important Tavern

By Darra Goldstein

Boris Kustodiev’s painting Moscow Tavern (1916) captures a world that was soon to vanish. Here, old-fashioned cabbies, wearing the telltale long beards and caftans of Old Believers, enjoy a break from their work as they relax over tea. Recipe: Herring in Dill Sauce

Angels in the Kitchen
January 01, 2011

Angels in the Kitchen

By Darra Goldstein

Our series in the Cuisine section about the interaction of the culinary and visual arts continues with columnist Darra Goldstein's consideration of Pavel Filonov's "Angels by the Stove." And the recipe? Black bread!

The Tractor Drivers' Supper
July 01, 2010

The Tractor Drivers' Supper

By Darra Goldstein

Arkady Plastov's painting "The Tractor Drivers' Supper" exemplifies the Socialist Realist style, and is full of important cultural references, which lead inevitably to this issue's recipe, for Cabbage with Noodles and Poppy Seeds.

Organic Containers
May 01, 2010

Organic Containers

By Darra Goldstein

Where we consider the work of Alexei Venetsianov's "Girl with a Birch Bark Container" and how Russians used natural containers to preserve things like sour cream, which is this issue's recipe.

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