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Maslenitsa and Pancakes
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March 5, 2019

Buttery Blini for Russian Maslenitsa

Break out your crepe pan! It’s Maslenitsa, Russia’s raucous and riotous Shrovetide! A weeklong carnival before Orthodox Lent begins, whose origins and traditions, including its signature pancakes, are much older.
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Longevity Noodles
Food
February 5, 2019

Longevity Noodles for the Lunar New Year

Longevity Noodles are easy to assemble, infinitely flexible, redolent with the flavors and symbolism of Chinese New Year, with a pleasing ratio of effort to reward: perfectly suited to the…
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The history of Russia’s iconic New Year’s dish: Salad Olivier
Food
December 31, 2018

Salad Olivier: The Centerpiece of Russian New Year

The classic Soviet New Year’s menu is as resistant to change as the current regime. It all hinges on two mandatory, incredibly labor-intensive, mayonnaise-based cold salads: Salad Olivier and Herring…
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Jennifer Eremeeva makes Shrimp, Fennel, and Orange Salad
Food
September 13, 2018

Shrimp, Fennel & Orange Salad and The Last Gasp of Summer

Shrimp, Fennel, and Orange salad was invented for a Russian holiday but has remained a firm favorite throughout the summer. It’s quick and easy: under 30 minutes, you have a…
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Jennifer Eremeeva makes tomato-infused bulgur salad
Food
September 5, 2018

Tomato-Infused Bulgur Wheat Salad with Feta and Arugula

Tomatoes are in the magnificent zenith of their brief season, and I’m on a mission to enjoy them almost every way I know how, including with grains in the large,…
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FoodTravelTravel to Europe
June 13, 2017

The Merchants of Venice

The Merchants of Venice Visiting the city's bustling fish and produce market "What news on the Rialto?” So asks Shylock, the anti-hero of Shakespeare’s ”Merchant of Venice.” And it’s a…
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