The recipe for this comforting soup is based on one from Budapest chef András Singer, who crumbles matzo to make his matzo balls, giving them a striated texture. We found that using baking powder makes them even more springy and airy.
Whole pickled tomatoes are a perennial favorite in Russia.
This Russian favorite is a cool and colorful vegetable salad using beets and potatoes.
This chilled soup—a mixture of chopped vegetables and beef (okroshka means minced in Russian)—offers a refreshing antidote to the heat of summer.
Canning allows you to enjoy of the flavors of summer all winter long.
Pickling is called Russia's national pastime and here is a delicious example of their labor of love.
Sorrels are found in home gardens all over Latvia.