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Classic Russian Crepes, a.k.a. Blini

If there’s one thing I can make with my eyes closed, it’s Russian crepes, a.k.a. blini. And I can make them as long as there are just two ingredients in my kitchen: flour and eggs. Well, that and water running…

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Russia

Salat “Vitaminniy”, Cabbage and Carrot Salad

The USA have cole slaw, Russia has salat “Vitaminniy”. Both are essentially a fresh cabbage and carrot salad. The difference lies in the dressing: cole slaw is dressed with a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream, while “Vitaminniy” — with…

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My Mom’s Pan-Fried Potatoes

My mom makes killer pan-fried potatoes. I once told her it’s her signature dish and she got offended. “Pan-fried potatoes? Really?” Not her solyanka, not her kholodets, not the “bear cake” she makes for every New Year celebration (no bears…

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