Russian cuisine Russian cuisine is diverse, as Russia is by area the largest country in the world. Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-cultural expanse of Russia. Its foundations were laid by the peasant food of the rural population in an often harsh climate, with a combination of plentiful fish, poultry, game, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley, and millet provided the ingredients for a plethora of breads, pancakes, cereals, beer, and vodka. Soups and stews full of flavor are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish and meats. This wholly native food remained the staple for the vast majority of Russians well into the 20th century. Russiaâ€™s great expansions of culture, influence, and interest during the 16thâ€“ 18th centuries brought more refined foods and culinary techniques, as well as one of the most refined food countries in the world. It was during this period that smoked meats and fish, pastry cooking, salads and green vegetables, chocolate, ice cream, wines, and juice were imported from abroad. At least for the urban aristocracy and provincial gentry, this opened the doors for the creative integration of these new foodstuffs with traditional Russian dishes. The result is extremely varied in technique, seasoning, and combination.
salmon meat, cabbage, beetroot,onion, carrot, greens, tomato paste, potato, flour, water.
fish, potato, cereal, bulb onion, vodka, greens, water.
C A B B AG E S O U P
wild pig meat, sourcrout, potato, carrot, greens, garlic, water.
salmon Meat, onion, potato, tomato, paste, water.
salmon Meat, rice, garlic, greens, red pepper, coriander, water.
chicken, water, greens, onion
SORREL SOUP wild pig Meat, onion, potato, sorrel, nettle, carrot, egg.
BEEF & CHICKPEA SOUP salmon Meat, pea, pepper, greens, potato, bay leaf.
P I L AW salmon Meat, carrot, oil, rice, bulb onion, garlic, seasonings.
MASHED P O TAT O E S potato, butter, milk, egg.
B O I L E D P O TAT O
F R I E D P O TAT O
potato, greens, butter.
potato, onion, garlic, seasonings.
rice, seasonings, oil, onion, carrot.
B U C K W H E AT
M AC A R O N I
B E A R PAW
B E A R H E A RT
bear paw, lettuce, garlic, carrot, chicken soup, soy sauce, chinese spices, starch.
bear heart, fried onion, mushrooms, boiled carrot, soy sauce, spices.
bear reins, bulb onion, pickled cucumber, soy sauce, sweet, pepper.
bear liver, egg, starch, seasonings.
B E A R M E AT
M O O S E H E A RT
bear Meat, lettuce, garlic, soy sauce, cognac, chinese spices.
moose heart, fried onion, mushrooms, greens, boiled, carrot, soy sauce, spices.
moose reins, lettuce, pickled cucumber, soy sauce, sweet pepper.
moose liver, egg, starch, spices.
M O O S E M E AT
moose lungs, fried onion, green peas, soy sauce, carrot, spices, mayonnaise, walnut.
moose Meat, lettuce, garlic, soy sauce, cognac, chinese spices.
W I L D P I G H E A RT
WILD PIG REINS
wild pig heart, fried onion, mushrooms, greens, boiled carrot, soy sauce, spices.
wild pig reins, lettuce, pickled cucumber, soy sauce, sweet pepper.
WILD PIG LIVER
W I L D P I G M E AT
wild pig liver, egg, starch, spices.
wild pig Meat, lettuce, garlic, soy sauce, cognac, chinese spices.
M E AT S A L A D
Meat, cucumber, boiled carrot, onion, green peas, boiled eggs, greens, mayonnaise, yoghurt.
beetroot, potato, lettuce, green peas, pickled cucumbers, salad, oil.
V E G E TA B L E SALAD tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet, pepper, garlic, pepper, green, salad.
MIMOSA SALAD hard boiled eggs, tinned fish, butter, cheese, onion, mayonnaise, potato, apple, greens.
OMELETTE onion, garlic, tomato, eggs, chinese pickled vegetables, sweet pepper.
RICE WITH V E G E TA B L E S rice, pepper, onion, carrot, eggplant, vegetable marrow, spices.
CHICKEN chicken, hot chinese pepper, hot chinese nuts, egg, flour, starch.
M E AT I N T H E CHINESE STYLE Meat, lettuce, garlic, soy sauce, cognac, chinese spices.
orange, apple, pineapple, tomato or cherry.
apples, pears, plums or berries with water.
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