Traditional Russian cuisine
Food in Russia is characterized by the fact that there are a sufficient number of food outlets in the country that perfectly satisfy the needs of tourists..
The only thing you can face problems on weekends in small towns and villages - many restaurants and cafes are often closed here for special services (private banquets are organized).
Food in Russia
Russians prefer high-calorie, fatty and sweet foods. Their diet contains:
- sour dishes (fruit drink, rye bread, sauerkraut);
- first courses (mushroom, fish soups, cabbage soup, borscht, okroshka);
- porridge (oatmeal, buckwheat, rice);
- offal dishes (liver, kidney, tongue, jelly).
The favorite food of Russians is pork, beef, chicken, sausages, fish, dairy products (yogurt, cottage cheese, kefir).
Arriving on vacation in Russia, you can taste traditional Russian dishes - cabbage soup, pies, pancakes, dumplings, red and black caviar.
Depending on the region of visit, you will have the opportunity to taste the local national cuisine. For example, having arrived in Buryatia or the Irkutsk region, you can try poses, and in Tatarstan or Bashkiria - echpochmaks and baursak.
Drinks in Russia
Traditionally Russian drinks are fruit drink, kvass, sbiten, vodka.
Wine is no less popular drink in Russia. If you wish, you can go to the Krasnodar Territory: you will have the opportunity not only to get acquainted with the winemaking of this region by visiting large factories and small wineries (Abrau-Dyurso, Fanagoria, Semigorye, Lefkadia), but also to taste various varieties of wines and champagne.
Gastronomic tour in Russia
Gastronomic tourism is not yet widely developed in Russia, but, nevertheless, using the services of travel agencies, gourmets can go on an interesting journey. Going on such a gastronomic tour, you can get acquainted with the peculiarities of Russian cuisine while visiting the best restaurants.
And, for example, in the Yaroslavl region, you can use the program called "Lunch in a Russian hut", which is organized according to the traditions of the people living in this territory.
The peculiarity of such a program is that you will be met in a village house, the owners of which will receive you as a dear guest in accordance with Russian hospitable traditions..
The advantage of such a tour is the ecological purity of the products used for cooking..
Having made a choice in favor of rest in Russia, everyone can enjoy the mild climate, relax on the beaches of Russian resorts, improve their health in boarding houses and sanatoriums, where the main healing factors are mud and mineral waters, as well as get affordable and varied food.