RUSSIA – Astrakhan


russian home cooking

These are some of the wonderful things Sonya and Raya have made us…
Peremech (meat doughnuts)
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Pirog (meat pastry)
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Borscht (beet soup)
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Blinchiki (crepes) with sour cream. Notice how she uses half an onion as the utensil to butter the crepes.
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Pilaf (rice with dried fruit). We have it with slow-cooked beef and beet salad.
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Vodka and Pickles. We do shots with Alyam, then eat a pickle.
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Tea with block sugar. They make a concentrated pot in the morning and dilute their cups with hot water throughout the day.
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coffee shop

We only go out for coffee in Astrakhan. Sharlau anchors the corner of this gorgeous peaches n’ cream-colored building with festoons above the windows and caryatids on the facade. The interior doesn’t quite hold up to the facade, but at least it’s divided into smoking and non-smoking sections.
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