How to Make Perfect, Just-Fluffy-Enough Blini

How to Make Perfect, Just-Fluffy-Enough Blini

This infinitely customizable appetizer is a crowd-pleaser—if you get the base right.


What Exactly Is Russian Food Today?

Darra Goldstein, a Russian cookbook author and scholar, on the importance of questioning what you know to be true, cooking as empathy, and horseradish vodka as antidote to the bitter north wind.

The Secret Ingredient for a Next-Level Vegetarian Bolognese

A meatless sauce with an intriguing Russian touch.

This Cake is the Perfect Excuse to Stay in on New Year's

This labor-intensive, extremely impressive cake is the perfect reason to wear an apron—not a party dress—on New Year's Eve.