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Nutcracker Sweet
November 01, 2004

Nutcracker Sweet

By Darra Goldstein

The holidays are a time for great music and great sweets. So what better time to enjoy a nutty sweet like these Almond Caramels. We offer not only the recipe, but some interesting history of the most famous holiday musical: The Nutcracker.

Lenten Beef
September 01, 2004

Lenten Beef

By Darra Goldstein

Fish is a staple of the Russian diet. And dried fish - Vyalenaya ryba - occupies a signal position in the fish pantheon. This issue's column looks at the writer Sergei Aksakov's love of fish and offers a wonderful recipe for dried fish.

Gastronomic Excess
July 01, 2004

Gastronomic Excess

Gastronomic excess is well documented in travelers’ accounts of Russian life, so it’s not surprising that Russian literature is also filled with scenes of gourmanderie.

Kremlin Cookery Secrets
May 01, 2004

Kremlin Cookery Secrets

By Darra Goldstein

In the spirit of our cover story on Kremlin Secrets, we take a glance at some secrets of Kremlin cuisine. And the recipe is a fitting feast of Roast Beef, in the style of "Hussar's Liver."

The Soup of Life
March 01, 2004

The Soup of Life

By Darra Goldstein

Most Americans consider borshch the quintissential Rusian soup, but the truth is that shchi -- cabbage soup -- holds that honor. Here we look at its history and offer a tasty recipe.

A Winter Ferment
January 01, 2004

A Winter Ferment

By Lina Rozovskaya

One of Russia's most typical winter dishes is fermented cabbage. You'll want to rush out to the store and buy a few heads to make this dish when you are done reading our recipe.

It's Berry Time
July 01, 2003

It's Berry Time

By Darra Goldstein

Summer is berry time in Russia. We look at all the favorite varieties and offer a recipe for that summer favorite, cranberry mors.

Midwinter Fish Fest
March 01, 2003

Midwinter Fish Fest

By Darra Goldstein

Nothing tastes quite like fish pulled from the icy waters beneath a winter fishing hole. Here is a simple recipe for a Russian Fish Bake.

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