Fried Potatoes with Mushrooms ~ Kartoshka s Gribami for Food of the World

This month, Food of the World is in Russia. Blini, Russian pancakes have been on my to try list for some time and could not cook them even for this event. Another recipe which I also want to try from Russia is Shchi, a cabbage soup. Maybe next time. For this month, I chose a […]

Borscht ~ Russian Beetroot Soup

Borscht is a beetroot soup of Ukrainian origin. This soup is popular in Eastern & Central European countries. Though borscht is Ukrainian in origin, it is equally popular and common in Russia. Soup can be served as it is, as I did or with some sour cream. Little mushroom onion dumplings called vushka is served […]

Ukrainian Vushka

Today we travel to Eastern European nation of Ukraine that has been in the news a lot lately. Ukraine was part of USSR and hence the cuisine and culture is similar to that of Russia. Vushka (Voosh-kah) is popular in both Russian and Ukraine. Vushka is a mushroom and onion dumplings. Vushka means tiny ears […]

Russia – Baklazhannaia Ikra ~ Poor Man’s Caviar

The day before we started this marathon I told Mr.U I was going to be busy the next one month as I will be on a virtual culinary world tour and he asked if I was stopping in Russia. He said I should not upset President Putin’s and be in his good books as he […]

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