TRADITIONAL FOOD Borscht (Борщ)
• It is the most famous soup
made of beets, potatoes,
cabbage and meat.
• The soups are eaten every
day of the year in Russian
homes as the first course of
• They are small portions of
hot or cold appetizers,
beautifully presented to give
• The caviar (икра) red, of
salmon, and black, of
sturgeon, is the most prized
snack of Russian cuisine, and
is placed on top of a thin
slice of white bread with
butter or on blinis.
• The most typical is black bread (черный хлеб) made of rye flour.
• There is also white bread (белый хлеб) made of wheat flour.
• It´s diced meat with
mushrooms, and cooked
with plenty of cream,
which is usually served with
• Pieces of meat are marinated
in very acidic fruit juice, dry
wine or vinegar.
• Meat is put in brochette and
cook over high heat.
Pasta (макаронные изделия)
Pelmeni (пельмени) is small dough
balls stuffed with minced pork, lamb
or beef. It is a meal with clear social
connotation, considered the "food
of the workers“.
Varenike (вареники) is boiled pasta
stuffed with mashed potatoes and
Many dishes such as soups, salads, pasta and potatoes,
are served with sour cream added o smetana
Pirogi and Pirozhki
(Пироги и пирожки)
•They are pies and pasties of different tastes, filled with sweet or
• Cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice.
• It is a cheese-like dairy product, white, mild flavor, and soft
and grainy texture.
•Its a thin cake, baked or fried,
served with butter, sour cream,
jam, honey, red or black caviar,
or stuffed with meat, chicken,
ham, cheese, potatoes,
mushrooms, sweet ricotta,
apple, strawberry or mixture of
•Russian Desserts are delicious, sweet and light, most include
cream cheese, sour cream, egg yolks and blinis with yeast and
stuffed with walnuts and almonds.
Prianiki (пряники) are a kind of sweet ginger.
• It is drunk any time of day,
usually black tea with sugar
and lemon, but no milk,
• Usually it is accompanied
with all kinds of sweets,
pastries, pies and
• Old traditional drink,
although not currently as
popular as before, because of
importation of brand sodas.
• It is very refreshing, alcohol-
free, made from wheat flour,
rye and barley, and black
bread, also contains some
fruits like apple, therefore, its
characteristic and intense