Photo Natalia Kazantseva
Russian cuisine is very diverse, thanks to its multicultural nature and the vast size of the country, which unites many nations and different climatic zones.
In comparison to other European cuisines, here in Russia we cook many first courses and the most popular are the soups. There are different types of soups. We prepare them from all types of vegetables, or with meat, fish and mushrooms. We believe that eating soup every day is good for your digestive system.
The typical lunch in Russia consists of a soup served as the first dish and different hot dishes with meat, fish or poultry with the garnish of vegetables, pasta, hot cereals or salads as the second. In the end, we drink tea or coffee with a dessert.
The most typical and popular soups are shchi
from different vegetables, ukha
from fish and solianka
from various types of meat and sausages. However, these soups are served hot, and what do we eat to cool down during the summer heat?