March 01, 2000

Tasty, and good for you too!



T

he 1884 Shrovetide lunch offered by Moscow Governor and Grand Prince Sergei Alexandrovich started off with Bliny and Bliny Raznye (“assorted bliny”). Bliny, the famous Russian pancakes linked to the pre-Lenten festival of Maslenitsa, are like genuine Russian vodka: both come in many varieties, flavors, and colors.  Not only Moscow governors, but Moscow housewives also make assorted bliny, as reflected in Russian folklore:

 


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