3/2/2016 – World Wednesday – Russian


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

On this newest edition of World Wednesday, we head to Mother Russia to see what dishes can be enjoyed.

Za zdarov’e!

1. What cold soup, seen here, is made with both vegetables and kvass or sour milk? The soup is similar to tyurya, and this soup can also be made into a salad.

Question 1

2. Name the dish pictured here. Created in the 19th century, its named for a successfully Russian family, whose power lasted from the 1500s to 1923?

Question 2

3. The city of Tula is famous for its creation of the dessert seen below. What kind of dessert is it? Be specific about your answer.

Question 3

4. Give the name of the Russian cabbage rolls seen here. They usually contain mincemeat mixed with cooked rice or buckwheat, and then stewed in a mixture of sour cream and tomato sauce. One variation of this dish is the “lenivye” or lazy version of this dish.

Question 4

5. We end our quiz about Russian cuisine with vodka. Give the English name of the vodka seen here, one of the most popular in the country. If you know Cyrillic, the answer is right above the green box.


Question 5

Tomorrow: More food trivia!


1. Okroshka
2. Beef Stroganov (or Stroganoff)
3. Gingerbread
4. Golubtsy
5. Russian Standard

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