Students explore Russian culture through food.


Yesterday, during Russian Table, grad students Veronica Muskheli and Nathan Marks taught students about traditional Russian food. The group prepared and enjoyed Salad Olivier (салат Оливье). It is a traditional Russian version of an enhanced potato salad. It has cooked potatoes, carrots, and green peas, hard-boiled eggs, raw onion, and pickles - all salted, peppered, and dressed with mayonnaise. It is a Russian-French fusion dish that is a must on any Russian festive table since 1860s. A big thanks to Nathan for providing the boiled vegetables, pickles, etc. and all the kitchen utensils for chopping and mixing as well as lovely blini (crepes) with jams and honey.

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