Welcome to our page about Russian food! Please find on this page some information about food in Russia. Here we want to introduce you those dishes that are considered as a traditional Russian home cuisine, and also the dishes that are often found on the menus of most of Russian restaurants.
What food is most popular in Russia and how to choose appropriate foods? Such issues can appear infront of most of our guests, so we want to immediately remove all such doubts and fears.
Usually, Russian restaurants of the cities of the European part of our country there are widely presented both the dishes of traditional Russian cuisine, and the dishes of other nations inhabiting the territory of Russia: Ukrainian, Belarusian, Caucasian, Tatar.
Traditional Russian cuisine has absorbed in itself the elements of ancient Slavic cuisine, along with specialities and tastes of the various nationalities inhabiting the vast territory of Russia. Since ancient times on the wide plains of modern Russia the agriculture, gathering and hunting had been developed, but the grain (rye, barley, oats, millet and wheat) has always been a staple product. Because of this even today the bread remains the basis of Russian national cuisine.
But same like in the other countries the entire culture and lifestyle, including the diet were influenced by religion. In Christian Russia, more than half of the days in a year were lean, when almost all categories of animal products are strictly prohibited. That is why there are lots of mushroom dishes, dishes of grain, vegetables, berries and herbs in Russian national cuisine.