This week, we will talk about the changes that happen with us after living in Russia for a while.
We will talk about the Russian goods that gradually get in our grocery list. Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine, how countries change our tastes.
Find our TOP5 Russian Food goods to be in-love of:
The healthy Russian drink. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir grains and is believed to have its origins in the Caucasus Mountains. It tastes like an unswetened Greek yoghurt, so delicious when it’s cold.
Kefir is very good for health; you can drink it adding to it some fruit, cereals or chocolate. There are some variations of Okroshka and Borsh with the use of Kefir.
Easy to find in Supermarkets (кефир).
2.Freshly salted cucumbers
It’s a must on all the Russian tables and goes perfectly with any dish- as a separate appetitive or in salads. As a plus the brine from cucumber is good for the health.
The cucumbers are possible to find in Supermarkets and markets (usually sold by kg) or to find the brine ingredients and do it by yourself(really simple).
Kvas – is an old Slavic drink, made from fermented bread. The first mention about Kvas was made in the 10th century, but nobody knows who and when invented it, some historian say that the drink was made by accident. Notably, it was invented before the beer.
Nowadays, Kvas is the Spring and Summer drink. The kvas is the base of cold soups (like Okroshka) and is a great drink when the weather is hot. You can find Kvas in super markets in two versions, the contemporary one (квасной напиток) or the true natural kvas (квас). Or you can buy dry Kvas and make it at home to get a real natural home-made product .
Grechka is the ubiquitous buckwheat porridge that in Russia could be served not only for breakfast but also as a side dish for lunch or dinner. The largest gross consumption of Grechka is in Russia 15 kg per year. The share of buckwheat in the total consumption of cereals in Russia is 20%.
Sushki look like mini-doughnuts, but have nothing in common with dougnuts except the shape.
Sushki is a traditional Russian tea bread. It is a small, crunchy, mildly sweet bread ring which can be eaten for dessert. Sushki are made from dough that has been boiled before baking.
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