Russian food and drink is not that familiar to the people of England – many have sipped vodka, some have tasted Borscht, a wonderfully vibrant beetroot soup – and some have had Stroganoff (a Russian classic). However very few people will have had Stroganoff served the way the local Russian’s do. Chefs in the West have decided that they like to make mushrooms a key ingredient. No, no, no. Mushrooms are not part of the real Russian Stroganoff. Ours is made with onions (instead of mushrooms). We do a popular version which is has loads of chicken, in a fresh cream sauce lightly spiced with a traditional Russian blend of spices and herbs used for generations of Russian’s when making Stroganoff. Come sample ours. It sells out very quickly every market. See you bright and early. Only available at Treacle Market, Bakewell Market and sometimes at Moseley Farmers Market.
We create from scratch our Russian Beetroot and Garden Pea salad – see it here. It also has fresh garlic and basil added to make it taste authentically Russian. We always seek the most healthy ingredients for our food. And basil fits the bill.
Basil also is considered one of the healthiest herbs. It’s best when fresh, exuding a sweet, earthy aroma that indicates not only the promise of pleasantly pungent flavor, but an impressive list of nutrients. Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting, is one of them. Just two tablespoons of basil provides 29 percent of the daily recommended value. Follow the link above for more information.