Soup is a staple of the Russian diet and a favorite for cozy meals during cooler weather. Explore the flavors of traditional Russian cooking with two popular soups from Irina’s childhood in Moscow. She’ll show you how to make Rassolnik, a beef and grain soup with the unusual addition of pickles and pickle brine, and Shchi — a traditional cabbage soup flavored with a variety of vegetables. Regularly served with lunch or dinner, these warming bowls are sure to add a new dimension to your soup recipe stash!
With meat and optional gluten; no dairy or eggs.
About the instructor: Irina grew up in Moscow, Russia. As a child, she learned to cook from her mother and grandmother, helping out in the kitchen by cranking their old-fashioned cast-iron meat grinder or stuffing piroshki. In 2016, Irina left Seattle for a more rural lifestyle in North Central Washington's Methow Valley. A nonprofit worker by day at Neighborhood House, she enjoys teaching Russian cooking classes in her free time through her business, Moscow Gourmet Kitchen. Irina's cooking blends many influences: traditional Russian cuisine, the simple but hearty Soviet food of her childhood, her Ashkenazi Jewish background, her family's roots in Ukraine, and her husband's Siberian heritage.
This is a demonstration class offered live via the Zoom app. Class details and recipes will be sent before class; after class we’ll share a recorded version. One spot in class is good for one kitchen. Online classes are nonrefundable.
Monday, March 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pmRegister for class