Russian Food



Summer vacations are about two things … well, three things really: rest, relaxation and food! Delicious dining, especially on vacation, is the best way to immerse yourself in the local culture. Whether you’re discovering foreign lands, or being a tourist in your own city, food is often more than sustenance — it is an experience.


A trip to Paris is not complete without tasting authentic escargot. Fresh seafood paella is pretty much mandatory while in Barcelona. And if you find yourself in Poland pirogies should be the first thing on your eating agenda.


The food trend in Russia seems to have returned to its roots. Restaurants like Grand Cafe Dr. Zhivago and Cafe Pushkin have become delicious destinations for locals and tourists alike. And they are not alone. More and more fine dining restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg are serving traditional Russian fare, complete with borscht, Siberian Pelmeni, Meat and Cabbage Vareniki, and Pozharskie Kotleti. This is a stark contrast to just five years ago when international cuisines, like Japanese and Thai, were center stage.


If you’re craving Russian food but can’t get to Moscow, check out our exclusive list of the most popular restaurants serving Russian food across the United States.


Safe travels and Bon Appetite!!


Vintage Easter Card


Easter is the most important Holiday in the Russian Orthodox tradition. In fact, for the vast majority of Russians, Easter is more than a question of faith – it is a celebration of their national identity.


Laced with symbolic meanings of pagan ancestry, Russian Easter traditions can be traced back to folk rituals that date back to pre-Christian times. As we enter the week of “Red Hill” (Красная Горка), we’d like to reflect on some of the lesser known customs associated with these Holidays.





Have you ever thought about the importance of what and how much you drink every day? It was discovered just a few decades ago that people need to drink at least 8 glasses of liquids a day in order to stay healthy and live long. More


Seafood is an important part of our diet. It includes a large variety of fish, shellfish and seaweed products which are delicious and nutritious. Seafood is a good source of macronutrients such as protein and fat and it contains almost no carbohydrates. More


Russian kvass is a unique beverage, which has no analogues in any other country in the world. Kvass is made from germinated and fermented grain cereals (rye, barley, wheat). Unlike beer, which has the same initial ingredients as kvass, the latter is mainly produced by lactic acid fermentation, and the alcohol content in kvass does not exceed 1.2%. More


Soup is a liquid or semi-liquid dish used as an appetizer before the main course or as a snack. There are several varieties of soups, depending on the way they are made: clear (bouillon), filled, cream soups, and some others. There are also hot and cold soups, depending on their temperature upon consumption. More


Gingerbread is a sweet pastry with spices that give it its name. Russian gingerbread cakes are famous not just for their taste and aroma, but also for their attractive appearance. They usually are stamped or painted with colored glaze designs, so they are perfect as gifts for memorable events. More


You might often hear that a balanced diet can keep you healthy and active until a very old age. You may ask what you should and what you shouldn’t eat in order to maintain a balanced diet. The answer is: you can eat everything, but what really matters is the amount of calories that are just enough for your body needs, the right ratio of macronutrients and the right amounts of micronutrients. More

First of May is a great holiday for the Russian people. In Soviet times, it was celebrated as International Workers’ Day when all Russian people got together in peaceful demonstrations to show their solidarity with working people all over the world.

Spring is a season of new desires and activities. Whatever you do–gardening, playing with kids in the yard, jogging, bicycling, hiking, or going on a tour–requires good health and a lot of energy. You’ve probably accumulated some energy in your body eating high-calorie foods and watching TV in the long winter months. Now it’s time to use it.