Desserts

The desserts of Eurasia are often unabashedly fat-heavy, but derive most of their sweetness and distinctive flavors from the honey and wild berries found in that great landmass. One remarkable exception to this are Caucasian deserts, which are often focused on fruit and nuts with fats being considerably rarer. All cultures in this part of the world will traditionally drink tea with dessert – or sometimes as dessert.

Maslenitsa, Blin! The Food and Celebration

Они хранили в жизни мирной  /  In peaceful life they protected Привычки милой старины;  /  Sweet olden-time traditions; У них на масленице жирной  /  With them on fatty Maslenitsa Водились русские блины.  /  Was always the Russian blin. А.С. Пушкин  /  A.S. Pushkin Russians revere both blini (блины) and Maslenitsa (Масленица) as being “truly Russian” […]

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