Culinary travel

Festival guests can take a little culinary trip around Russia
Festival guests can take a little culinary trip around Russia

Since the opening of the Russian Geographical Society Festival masterclasses in cooking dishes of the peoples of Russia were a great success among the guests. Masterclasses were held by chefs of "Gastronom" magazine cooking school. Ossetian pies, shashlyk and other dishes of the Caucasian cuisine do not need any advertising, they are loved by many. But the delicacies of Udmurtia and Mari El are known only to connoisseurs.

"Everybody know risotto - says manager of "Gastronom" magazine cooking school. - But few know that there is a very delicious similar dish in Russian cuisine - mushrooms with barley porridge."

From borscht to a pumpkin miracle

From Russian cheesecakes, berry drinks and borscht to walnut halva, levzhi with chicken or turnips stuffed with eggs - during the Festival, visitors could take a little culinary trip around Russia. Recipes of the Russian North Caucasus, Kuban, Mari El, and more, in total - 60 different dishes. They were collected from log files and representatives of the peoples of our country.

Masterclasses were held by chefs of "Gastronom" magazine cooking school

"All the recipes are easy to cook, - says host of the masterclass Maxim. - It's a peasant dish. Almost everything is cooked in a single pot."

The dishes seem unusual now, but the ingredients are also not so easy to find.

"For us it was a challenge to find a turnip or horseradish - says Anton, the host. - Actually, a lot of native Russian groceries are out of the diet. Turnip was replaced with potato, very few people eat horseradish, barley is only familiar to men in the army. But we hope that this healthy and delicious food will be included in the diet again. "

Photo: Ilya Melnikov