Russian cuisine has made it famous
throughout the world for its first courses.
Russia is popular for growing and
harvesting their own crops and is highly
depend on the weather conditions due to
short growing season.
Bread has always been the central role in
the Russian diet. Russians like dark,
heavy rye bread.
ZAVTRAK - breakfast is usually a quick meal in the
Parents are likely to have an open sandwich with cheese,
ham or salami with a cup of tea.
The children tend to eat a cooked meal that consists of a
boiled egg, omlette or kasha.
There is a strong work ethic in Russia and many people
believe that, to work hard, one must eat well otherwise
he/she will be very tired.
OBED - lunch is the main meal of
the day and is eaten between 1pm
and 3pm. It starts with a small
starter. It is followed by soup. The
favourite soups are cabbage soup,
Shchi, and Borshch.
After soup the main course
follows. You can move to meat or
fish with a lot of vegetables for
main course. Fish and sausages
are very popular. The main course
is served with potatoes, pasta,
cereal, salt cucumbers, and are
always served with bread.
The last meal of the
day, dinner, is
traditionally a much
smaller meal than
lunch and is often only
a simple plate of
bread, meats and
It is eaten with the family
around the table and
news is exchanged.
Tea or milk follows.
To finish, pass to the dessert and fruits.
Lunch is finished with either coffee, tea, kompot or
Meals in Russia are traditionally
cooked from fresh food, people
grow or still easily buy at local
markets and cook regularly at
Russians are used to eating 3
times a day.
One of the traditions is
after-dinner tea ceremony.
However tea in Russia was
introduced in 1638, it
became very popular.
The oldest or most honoured guest is served first.
Do not begin eating until the host/hostess invites
you to start.
Do not rest your elbows on the table.
It is polite to use bread to soak up gravy or sauce.
Men pour drinks for women seated next to them.
Leaving a little food on your plate is not polite.
It is not polite to look into another persons plate or
Remember to say “Thanks“.
Many Russian meals with not originally Russian
names appeared in Russian cuisine due to the