Category Archives: Maslenitsa (Russian Shrove)

Maslenitsa (Butter Week, Pancake week, Cheesefare Week, Russian Shrove). Traditional Russian food and dishes for Maslenitsa

Holodets – Russian Meat Jelly

Meat jelly, or Aspic, or Aspic Gelée is a widespread dish around Europe made from beef or pork. Russian meat jelly, called Holodets (or Kholodets), is a popular winter dish and an ‘unavoidable’ part of the traditional New Year / Christmas … Continue reading

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Homemade gravlax: cured salted salmon

Cured salted salmon is very famous and widely eaten in Russia, especially as a festive and party food. Traditionally gravlax is made with the whole salmon fillet and takes several days but our recipes are for quick and easy methods of making salted … Continue reading

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Liver pâté recipe. Easy!

Liver pâté is an easy and quick yet delicious starter or appetizer (hour d’oeuvre) as well as sandwich filler. I’ve noticed that there are two categories of people out there: those who hate liver and those who love it or … Continue reading

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Salted / pickled herrings ‘seledka’ recipe

Pickling herrings involves soaking (brining) herrings in a liquid with salt, sugar and spices. Lightly salted herring is a very popular traditional dish not only in Russia, but also in Holland, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and some other northern countries. In … Continue reading

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