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Salmon Kulebiaka: Sheer Temptation

  The world of culinary practitioners is firmly divided into cooks and bakers.  I’m a cook.  I can confidentially construct omelets, soups or stews without ever even peaking at a cookbook.   I become all thumbs, however, when faced with turning flour, butter, eggs and sugar into crust.   So it was with a certain […]

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Okroshka: The Versatile Russian Classic

  My “Handsome Russian husband”, “HRH” is suffering from the previous week’s excesses.    He’s had too much bad food to eat, way too much alcohol to drink, not enough exercise, and is burning the candle at both ends at work.  He feels awful, he says. “Enough!” he declares on Sunday night as he watches […]

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Shashlik: It Doesn’t Tolerate A Woman’s Touch

Russian men are not natural cooks: cooking is a bit effeminate, is not associated with world domination, and involves cleaning, multi-tasking and long-range strategic planning. Not madly them.

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