Thursday, February 4, 2010
Guest Blogger Chef Marc (A Winter’s Night Sustenance)
You know, as a classically trained chef, tutored under European masters in the late 60's and early 70’s, I have always been fond of the robust, soul-satisfying foods of Russia, and the surrounding lands and cultures. During these dark nights I enjoy hearty soups based on meat and sometimes fish broths, some with a salty-sour base like Rassolnik and Solyanka.
Or even Shichi ! Cabbage soup, which has been the main first course in Russian Cuisine for over a thousand years! It's made from mushrooms, pickled cukes, or green olives, and of course Smetana ( sour cream). I think even Ivan the Terrible liked it! To your health, Chef Marc