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Russian Cold Beet Soup

9.09.2014 Posted in Red Cooking No Comments

Dear Reader, Let me tell you that after a  long grey and rainy Summer, we are finally having some good weather here in Paris. So to celebrate the Summer I decided to make the Cold Beet Russian Soup.   Russian cuisine is delicious but can be rather time-consuming. It also  demands a lot of different ingredients as well as time to make it. For this reason it is often prepared in large quantities to be consumed for 4 or 5 days in a row which can also get tiring. This easy-to-make recipe of the Cold Beet Soup, which is sooo agreeable during the hot summer months, makes a difference. The secret is to use the bottled beet soup which is often available in : large supermarkets, Russian / Eastern European Food stores / Bio shops. Ingredients for 4 people: 2 Bottles of beet soup / 4 Boiled eggs / 1 Cucumber / 4-6 Radish / Chives and dill to taste / Crème Fraîche To Make it: Chop cucumbers, radish, as well as cooked and peeled hard-boiled eggs, mince chives and dill. Put a handful of each product into a plate Pour over the beet soup, add 1 tbsp of Crème Fraîche, mix and serve. Enjoy it! And let me know how you liked it!

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At Manhattan’s Russian Tea Room, $295 Caviar Is Shielded From Politics

29.07.2014 Posted in Red Food, Red Politics No Comments

A great and fun article to read by Halia Pavliva and Elena Popina Source /Bloomberg /news I ususally do not repost – but I think many of you will enjoy reading it July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg View Columnist Leonid Bershidsky discusses the world’s impression of Russia and what Putin can do to reverse the negative public opinion. He speaks to Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg) As Karen Peterson posed for a picture beside a set of matryoshka dolls in the Russian Tea Room, the midtown-Manhattan restaurant founded by anti-Bolshevik immigrants in 1927, she was in no mood to talk about Vladimir Putin. “I love Russian food, not Russian politics,” said Peterson, a New Yorker who was dining with a friend. “There is much more to Russia than Putin.” Half a world away from the bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine that is ensnaring Russia in its worst diplomatic standoff with the U.S. since the Cold War, business is booming at the Russian Tea Room. Early one afternoon this week, tables were packed with people picking through a menu highlighted by items like the $295 golden osetra caviar, $38 chicken Kiev and $25 Beluga vodka shots. Since the crisis began with Putin’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula in March, some out-of-town tourists have come looking to talk politics, hostess Anna Zinenko said. The Russian-speaking clients have gone quiet on the conflict, a subject made even more sensitive by last week’s downing of a passenger flight that killed 298 […]