Russian cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people. The cuisine is diverse, with Northeast European, Siberian, and East Asian influences. Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-ethnic expanse of Russia.
History[edit | edit source]
Russian cuisine has its roots in the peasant food of the rural population in an often harsh climate, with a combination of plentiful fish, poultry, game, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley, and millet provided the ingredients for a plethora of breads, pancakes, pies, cereals, beer, and vodka.
Traditional Foods[edit | edit source]
Traditional Russian foods include Borscht, a beet soup that originated in Ukraine and was quickly adopted as a Russian specialty. Other notable dishes include Blini, thin pancakes, and Pirogi, small stuffed buns. Caviar, is a delicacy associated with Russia, with the country producing the world's finest caviar from sturgeon found in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea.
Beverages[edit | edit source]
Traditional Russian beverages include Vodka, a distilled spirit, and Kvass, a fermented beverage made from rye bread. Tea is also a significant part of Russian culture, with the country being one of the largest tea consumers in the world.
Modern Russian Cuisine[edit | edit source]
Modern Russian cuisine has been influenced by various cultures and has incorporated different cooking methods and ingredients. It includes a variety of salads, soups, meat dishes, and pastries.
See Also[edit | edit source]
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