Month: April 2019

Happy Orthodox Easter!

Congratulations to all with orthodox Easter. This is a “Kulich” – the most popular Russian pastry today. If you are traveling in Russia, you can buy it at any bakery or order it in a restaurant. This is a cake made from pastry similar to the Italian Panettone, but some make dough with the addition …

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Happy Easter

Today is the best holiday for all gourmets -Easter !! But why we make chocolate rabbits and for Easter ? At first glance, it’s hard to imagine what a giant rabbit has to do with any type of religious holiday. But according to Time, the tradition dates back to the pagans. They celebrated a goddess of …

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The TOP-20 Best Bakeries of Paris

Are you fond of croissants, pain-aux-raisins, chocolate “escargots” and other mouthwatering French pastries? 🍰 Here’s a shortlist of Paris’ best bakeries, pâtisseries, and spots to satisfy every size of sweet tooth, according to cntraveler.com Save the list – and enjoy! ⠀ ✅ Du Pain et des Idées ✅ Fou de Pâtisserie ✅ Boulangerie Utopie ✅ Chambelland ✅ Poilâne ✅ Karamel ✅ Des Gâteaux et du …

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Bread wine

Have you ever heard about “polugar”? Polugar is the legendary Russian bread wine, recreated according to traditional technologies and recipes of the XVIII and XIX centuries. This drink contains 38.5 % of alcohol, smells of rye bread and has a soft pleasant taste, with notes of honey and almonds. For a long time this drink was …

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Far Breton

Far Breton (also Breton far) is a recipe from Brittany region in France which is close to the clafoutis and exists in many different forms. The best known one is the one with prunes, although the traditional Breton far doesn’t include it. The recipe is really simple: eggs, sugar, flour and milk. Originally, it was …

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French galletes

What is a “galette”? Galette is a thin savory pancake (a “crêpe”) made of buckwheat flour, which gives this grayish shade to the meal. Although the traditional fillings for galette are ham/cheese/eggs and Andouille/onions, nowadays the menus become more and more diversified and innovative. If you’re in Paris, keep in mind that the best “crêperies” (pancake …

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Vareniki

Vareniki (or “varenyky”) is a Slavic dish which is very popular in Russian and especially Ukrainian cuisine.According to statistics, the most popular are vareniki with potatoes, then vareniki with cottage cheese (or “tvorog” in Russian) and only then vareniki with cherries, blueberries and other berries. The foreigners love this dish. For example, in Canada in 1991, …

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Dessert «Religieuse»

The «religieuse» is a pastry based at «pâte à choux» (choux pastry) and «crème pâtissière» (pastry cream), usually flavored with chocolat or coffee. It was invented around 1856 in «Frascati», a famous Parisian café run by a Neapolitan glacier. The religieuse (which literally means «nun») is composed of two «choux» (cream puffs) placed one on …

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