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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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Russian marinated mushrooms

There are two methods of pickling mushrooms in Russia. You can salt them in a barrel (and they will be salted mushrooms) or marinate them with vinegar. I am not so fond of the taste of salted mushrooms but quite like … Continue reading

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Russian slaw recipe: healthy cabbage salad

This is a common Russian version of a traditional coleslaw. It is easy to make, light and relatively low in calories but filling cabbage salad with carrots. How is this recipe different from a typical English/American slaw? There is no mayonnaise in … 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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Mushroom julienne (en cocotte)

No one knows exactly why this delicious and hearty mushroom gratin dish is called julienne. French julienne is made of sautéed vegetables served over a slice of bread. Russian mushroom julienne is usually made in an individual small baking dish … Continue reading

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