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A Sumptuous Feast
May 01, 2016

A Sumptuous Feast

By Darra Goldstein

In celebration of Tsar Alexander III’s coronation in May 1883, the renowned artist Viktor Vasnetsov designed menus for a series of festive dinners.

A Bear's Feast
January 01, 2016

A Bear's Feast

By Darra Goldstein

Where we look back at a 1912 feast, scrutinizing the menu to learn how the upper crust of Russian society ate.

Remembrance of Tarkhun Past
November 01, 2015

Remembrance of Tarkhun Past

By Jennifer Eremeeva

Moscow has seen a surge in food truck festivals. Jennifer Eremeeva went to check one out and found one of the most popular proprietors on site was offering an old Georgian drink filled with nostalgia... and tarragon.

How the Upper Crust Dined
September 01, 2015

How the Upper Crust Dined

By Darra Goldstein

The nineteenth-century St. Petersburg aristocrat Petr Pavlovich Durnovo regularly entertained at his mansion on the city’s fashionable English Embankment. Thanks to a trove of his dinner menus from 1857-1858, we can get a good sense of the foods that the mid-century aristocracy enjoyed.

Summer on the Amur
September 01, 2014

Summer on the Amur

By Alexander Sherstobitov

What could be more Russian than enjoying freshly cooked shashlyk at the summer dacha? Yet summer has many "seasons" of its own. And they vary even within regions.

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