The journal of an American expat in Russia
Very thoughtful. Looking forward to reading the rest of the paradoxes (paradoci?)
The plural does look funny. I'm working on one about sin, but it's giving me some trouble...
Hey, you should try okroshka. I know, I know it tastes nothing but horrible if you didn't grow up in Russia. But man do I like this stuff!Some outsiders have a prejudice against kvas thinking it's an alcoholic beverage. It does sometimes have a little bit of alcohol in it, but it is nothing to worry about. While I was with my mom (I am on my way back to the US), I asked her to make me okroshka 4 times! (For those who do not know what okroshka is, it is made from a beverage called kvas, cooked potatoes, eggs, fresh onions (the green stuff) and sausage. Okroshka is also called summer soup, or cold soup sometimes).
I've tried okroshka. I like it before you add the kvas...heh heh. It just tastes like a salad to me, I do not see the soup connection.
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