Russian Food - Pelmeni, Siberian Meat Dumplings

Pelmeni, Siberian Meat Dumplings

After all my years of trying them at restaurants and reporting on them in these pages, I sure hope you know what pelmeni are. One of Russian cuisine’s most famous dishes, eaten in homes all over the former Soviet Empire, and in Russian eateries around the world. But where do those meat dumplings come from? […]

Russian Food - Blini With Smoked Salmon

Blini with Smoked Salmon

Despite my efforts to create original recipes, the most popular post on this blog remains Blini and Oladi, Russian Pancakes. Not exactly the most innovative dish, one must admit. But I guess I’ve got to give the people what they want, so here’s another idea to cash in on the blini’s success: blini with smoked salmon! Well, […]