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Traditional Russian Foods

On Orthodox Easter, Reggie introduced to me some of the traditional Russian foods eaten for this holiday. I kind of had an idea of what she'd prepare because she made me side foods before like carrots and onions marinated in vinegar. I asked her to help me out with this entry (her words are in italic) because I don't remember everything that was in each dish. Thanks Reggie <3

Name: Kvas
Contents: fermented rye bread, carbonation
(can be compared to American Root Beer)

Kvas tasted way better than root beer! The awards on the side of the bottle proved it:




Name: Venigrette
Contents: potatoes, pickles, sauerkraut, beans, beets, vinegar,
& a little bit of veg. oil

I absolutely loved the strong vinegar taste to this salad, I miss it:




Name: Olivye
Contents: potatoes, carrots, sausage, peas, eggs, pickles,
sour creme & mayonaise, pepper & salt.

This potato salad tasted like any other potato salad I've tasted except it was lightly flavored. I liked it this way because anyone could put as much pepper as they want to suite their taste buds:





Name:Vareniki (Russian style pierogies, dumplings)
Contents: milk based dough, pan fried onions, fork mashed potatoes.
Vareniki were cooked boiled and then pan fried.


The vareniki reminded me of the Chinese gyoza dumplings except there were potatoes inside instead of meat. The countries are neighbors so it would make sense these dumplings are influenced by China.
The vareniki were also lightly flavored and tasted yummy dipped in sour cream!
Here's Dan frying the vareniki:




Other foods were:

Name: Plov
Contents: beef, long grained rice, carrots, onions.
All cooked in a cast iron pot.
& then a side dish of pickles tomatoes.


I remember Reggie told me a lot of foods and soups taste better with sour cream. Its a Russian custom! I'm only used to pouring sour cream on burritos, tacos, and baked potatoes. Anyways I put the sour cream over the Plov and couldn't stop eating it!
These are the rest of the meals and Reggie's arm haha:


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