Summer Recipes, 2018 Edition

Summer Recipes, 2018 Edition

It’s that time of year again! As I’m off to a remote Eastern European destination in search of amazing blogable stories (this year, Montenegro), I won’t be posting for a few weeks. But that’s the perfect time to review and try some of the summer-friendly recipes that I’ve posted in the past twelve months, including […]

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Vladimir Putin Fishing in Siberia

What Vladimir Putin Eats, Part 6

Over six years ago, I started asking myself this seemingly simple question: “What does Vladimir Putin eat?” If the man’s every move is covered by a small army of reporters, surely his meal preferences must be common knowledge. Yet it turned out not to be so easy… Vlad prefers to enjoy some privacy when it […]

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Lithuanian Food - Varškės Spurgos

Varškės Spurgos, Lithuanian Farmer Cheese Fritters

Nearly every country counts some kind of sweet fried dough among its desserts. Americans eat doughnuts, Indians have gulab jamun, the French make beignets, and I’ve already written about fritule, Dalmatian fritters. Lithuanians are no exception, and in his class on Eastern European desserts at the Institute of Culinary Education (which I have mentioned previously), Michael […]

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