Russian cuisine has a centuries-old vegetarian tradition that in recent decades has been pushed aside on restaurant menus by the likes of beef Stroganoff and Kiev cutlet. As a matter of fact, the followers of the Eastern Orthodox tradition have always had more meatless days on their calendars than carnivorous feasts.
This book is a collection of handpicked recipes that provides a sample of the entire cross section of the Russian meatless cuisine. Some of the recipes are based on old tradition while others hail from the Soviet era.
Salads, soups, entrees, borscht, kasha, and more, including the pastries Russians love so much.
The ingredients are simple and easy to find everywhere, but the results are delicious! This book makes it easy to create authentic flavors after just a short trip to your local grocery store!
For extra fun, read the introduction to educate yourself about the history of Russian meatless tradition and become more familiar with traditional Russian ingredients. Did you know turnips were a food staple centuries before potatoes were introduced or that beets were used as makeup by Russian beauties?
Why is the book’s title “Easier Than a Steamed Turnip?” What would it mean if a Russian said you didn’t have enough kasha? Get this book to find out, and then learn how to make tasty turnips stuffed with kasha in just a few easy steps!
Buy the book now and try something different tonight in your kitchen! Take a break from lettuce and tofu and explore the rich and diverse world of Russian meatless cooking. “Easier Than a Steamed Turnip: Simple and Delicious Meatless Russian Recipes” offers over 50 illustrations in full color.