When I originally decided to start the Russian Bites project (yes, this was a personal project in my mind before I decided to make it into a blog), I wanted to not only dig through my mom’s old homemade cookbooks (which by the way were mostly hand written by little me because supposedly I had the best handwriting in my family) but also to find other sources of inspiration to really learn more about the culture through food. Through a quick search on Amazon, I discovered the Please to the Table cookbook which has 400 (!!) recipes from all over the former Soviet Union. Unsurprisingly, majority of these dishes I’ve never tried or even heard of, which makes it both exciting and scary. Am I going to like it? I guess that’s how you feel about recipes featured on this blog, huh?
Here is what I have to say about this… some of the recipes I grew up eating I may be more than biased about (they are my comfort food) but my (American) husband has been a happy taste tester and has loved