What is eaten in Russia?
We are what we eat. These words perfectly reflect the essence of the characters and way of life of each people. But what do they eat in Russia? What are our traditions in nutrition?
Our country, like others, is rich in its owntraditions, including in cooking. Our culinary habits and addictions for centuries consisted of what we could grow ourselves in our harsh climatic conditions or catch in forests and rivers.
Modern Russians, of course, borrowed many dishes from the cuisines of different peoples of the world, but still traditional Russian dishes and products prevail on our tables. So what do you eat in Russia?
In the menu of Russians traditionally there is a hugenumber of soups: borsch, cabbage soup, various salted meats and okroshki, lagman, shurpa, mushroom soups, okroshki, botviny and so on. More than half of the population does not imagine a day without soup, so they eat soups in Russia a lot and often. But our Russian soups are very different from those traditionally brewed in other countries. We practically do not eat light soups-purees, so beloved by Europeans and Americans or mysterious miso soups from Japanese tofu. Our soups are prepared on the basis of strong meat or fish broths, they are rich in meat, a lot of various pasty vegetables, there are also a lot of spices, estimates, mayonnaise and so on. We also prepare soups based on kvass, kefir and vegetable decoctions: okroshki and botviny. Soup at us is considered the first dish, in the afternoon after a soup the second is also served. So our meals are sometimes extremely high-calorie.
As a result of growth in the territory of Russiaa lot of cereals on our tables a lot of cereals. Porridge is prepared both on water and on milk, with the addition of salt and sugar, butter, sometimes fruits, nuts and honey. Porridge is eaten for breakfast and as a side dish to meat and fish dishes.
Meat and sausages
What is eaten in Russia as often as meat andsausages? Pork, beef, lamb, chicken, as well as various sausages, sausages, sausages - the favorite food of Russians. Many believe that if there is no meat in the house, then there is nothing to eat. A large number of cooked sausages, of course, does not lead to a healthy population, however, despite everything, sausages are used regularly and their popularity does not decrease, especially among men.
Such a useful fish recently loses itsposition. Whether this is due to the low quality of the fish being sold and the decrease in the catch of the local is unknown, but the fact remains. It is possible that the fish has become too expensive a pleasure.
Milk and dairy products in recent yearsbecome more popular among the adult population. We eat cottage cheese, which have become fashionable more recently yogurt, we drink yogurt, yogurt, fermented biscuit, various bifid-containing drinks, milk itself. In families with children, a considerable amount is spent on the purchase of dairy products.
Bread and flour products
Bread is the head, so bread is givenspecial place. Various dishes from bread and flour, such as pancakes, pies, cheesecakes, poultry, and others occupy an important place in the ration of Russians, despite the generally known "unavailability" of these products.
Vegetables and fruits
What do they eat in Russia from vegetables? Basically, these are products grown in our gardens: potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and eggplant. Russians did not like so useful broccoli, Brussels and cauliflower, beans and spinach. These vegetables, despite its usefulness, occupy a very small place in our diet.
As for fruits, the fruits eat significantlyLess than vegetables, except seasonal, growing in our land. Every year the rising price of imported fruit gradually displaces them from our diet.
Sweet love in Russia. Sweets, chocolate, pastries, jams, jams, marmalade - all this and much more is served to tea daily. Sweets eat both children and adults, regardless of time of day. Traditionally, sweets are given for the holidays, as gratitude for something, for example to doctors or teachers.
Eat in Russia a lot, like high-calorie, fat andsweet food. Borrowing products and dishes from other cuisines, we rework them in our own way, bringing in them our traditional features and characteristics. Do not forget, by the way, that Russia is a multiethnic country, that's why what people eat in Russia depends on the republic in which people live.