Friday, February 07, 2014

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics: Celebrate by Eating Tasty Russian Foods

Blini with fresh caviar
Today is the official start of the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia and, boy, was that a show to remember!

Spectators from all across the globe watched an illustrious light show bursting with classical Russian music, and they also witnessed a girl, fastened with wires, that flew in the air, over floats depicting popular landscapes from Russia.

Moreover, fans of Alpine skiing, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating will be dazzled by athletes prowess and erudition on the field this and next week. We know we're excited about the games!

Shashlik
For many of us who will be snugly ensconced in our homes, we can all learn more about Russian culture, by eating some delicious food, as we watch the games.

Did you know that  Russian dishes, which ranges from syrniki, borscht, shashlik, can easily be made at home?

Check out these popular Russian recipes when you get the chance!

Sbiten
When it's cold outside, make sure you make this mulled honey drink!

Syrniki
If you are ever craving cheese and pancakes, make this dish. 
Sbiten

Borscht
This delicious beef and beet soup is scrumptious with a dollop of sour cream.

Shashlik
In short, it's pretty much a Russian lamb kebob with tomato prune sauce.

Blini
If you guessed Russian crepes then you are correct! Instead of making these from scratch, check out CREPiNi's website for ready-made crepes.