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Russian cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people. The cuisine is diverse, as Russia is by area the largest country in the world. Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-cultural expanse of Russia. Moreover, it is necessary to divide Russian traditional cuisine and Soviet cuisine, which has its own peculiarity. Its foundations were laid by the peasant food of the rural population in an often harsh climate, with a combination of plentiful fish, pork, poultry, caviar, mushrooms, berries, and honey. Crops of rye, wheat, barley and millet provided the ingredients for a plethora of breads, pancakes, pies, cereals, beer and vodka. Soups and stews full of flavor are centered on seasonal or storable produce, fish and meats. This wholly native food remained the staple for the vast majority of Russians well into the 20th century.

Russia's great expansions of culture, influence, and interest during the 16th–18th centuries brought more refined foods and culinary techniques, as well as one of the most refined food countries in the world. It was during this period that smoked meats and fish, pastry cooking, salads and green vegetables, chocolate, ice cream, wines, and juice were imported from abroad. At least for the urban aristocracy and provincial gentry, this opened the doors for the creative integration of these new foodstuffs with traditional Russian dishes. The result is extremely varied in technique, seasoning, and combination. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cuisine

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Vatrushka

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This is a pastry formed as a ring of dough with quark in the middle, often with the addition of ...

Honeycake

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The intricate-looking cake medovik involves alternating ultra-thin layers of honey spongecake with sweetened (sour) cream.

Mushroom Julienne

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This creamy mushroom dish is found on almost every menu as a hot appetizer. Combining some of Russia's ubiquitous ingredients ...

Ptichye Moloko

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It is probably the most delicious Russian dessert. Bird milk is use for this recipe.

Tula Pryanik

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It is one of Russia’s sweets is the simple Pryanik. It is most popular dessert.

Mini-pies

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It is a small pies similar to pirozhki. fillings and herbs to dumplings, except they are encased in pastry and ...

Churchkhela

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It is a traditional home-made candy shaped like a sausage and found mainly at seaside resorts.

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