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Sample recipes from Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook

Caviar Tartlets

These precious little puff pastry tartlets, filled with two or three kinds of caviar, will make an hors d’oeuvre fit for a Czar. The crèm...

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Grilled Chicken with Garlic and Walnut Sauce

This dish always reminds me of Georgian gardens surrounded by lush vines – a vat of young homemade wine buried in the ground waiting to b...

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Green Bean and Walnut Salad

This salad is a real winner among the seemingly endless repertoire of bean and walnut concoctions from Georgia. For a crunchier salad, se...

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Lamb with White Beans and Tomatoes

A Caucasian Armenian dish, pastiner is made from cubed lamb, tomatoes, and one other vegetable, and finished in the oven. The recipe with...

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Tomato and Cilantro Soup

This version of chikhirtma is made with tomatoes and flavored with lots of cilantro. I promise it will be an enormous success – but don’t...

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Apple and Noodle Kugel

This is a wonderfully comforting Jewish dish from Lithuania that is ideal for brunch, but goes down just as well for dessert. I make it w...

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Armenian Pizza

This dish, prepared by Armenians who settled in Turkey, became our favorite snack on our many visits to Turkey. The recipe comes from Var...

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Beef Stroganoff

I think that at this point in history Americans probably are more familiar with good beef Stroganoff than the Russians because it’s the q...

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Braised Quail with Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce

A subtle and exotic Persian-influenced dish that crowns the formidable repertoire of fine stews served over rice pilafs in the republic o...

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Chicken Soup with Walnut Balls

As a special Passover treat the Jews of Georgia prepare these delicious soup dumplings from walnuts, eggs, and matzo meal. Serve a few in...

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My Favorite Pilaf with Almonds, Raisins and Orange Zest

I am not sure whether this recipe comes from Armenia or Azerbaijan, and I don’t remember who gave it to me, but I know I can fall back on...

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Grilled Trout with Tarragon

The sweetest and most delicate-tasting trout are abundant in the Armenian lakes and Georgian mountain brooks of the Caucasus. This fish t...

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Haroset

My favorite part of the Passover meal is the matzo, spread with haroset and horseradish. This recipe for haroset comes from my friend Tam...

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New Potatoes Braised in Sour Cream

To this basic Slavic recipe, you can add sautéed onions and bacon; ½ ounce reconstituted dried wild mushrooms, sautéed in butter; ½ cup c...

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Potato Pancakes

Known as deruni or dranniki (both words derive from the verb “to tear into shreds”), potato pancakes are a national obsession in Byelorus...

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Easter Coffee Cake (Kulich)

This spectacular recipe for kulich comes from Tatiana Ziritskaya, who emigrated to this country many years ago via China. Kulich will kee...

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