Deb over at Smitten Kitchen just put up a Russian recipe for apple sharlotka and referred to her Russian mother-in-law.
This, of course, made me want to find all her Russian recipes and to read as much about this part of her culinary heritage as possible (because she's such a great cook/blogger and because it's so fun to see others prepare the foods I grew up with!).
So, here, a little gallery of her recipes and stories of Russian foods I know and love, all totally worth a perusal:
'Golubtsy,' or Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
'Chorni Chleb,' or Russian Black Bread
'Baklazhanaya Ikra,' or Eggplant Caviar
And a bonus story about her encounters with Russian cuisine!
P.S. Happy Friday the 13th!