March 01, 2000

Tasty, and good for you too!


he 1884 Shrovetide lunch offered by Moscow Governor and Grand Prince Sergei Alexandrovich started off with Bliny and Bliny Raznye (“assorted bliny”). Bliny, the famous Russian pancakes linked to the pre-Lenten festival of Maslenitsa, are like genuine Russian vodka: both come in many varieties, flavors, and colors.  Not only Moscow governors, but Moscow housewives also make assorted bliny, as reflected in Russian folklore:


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