Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

It looks like I am not done with latkes yet here is another variety!


In Russia, they used to believe that the French did not eat buckwheat but fed it to the frogs.  A rumor circulated in the early 20th, during the “Dictatorship of Military Communism” (Karl Marx’ concept implemented by Lenin) that one day Konstantin Stanislavsky, the renown theater director, received a parcel from Paris delivered by a stranger. Those were dangerous times when there was virtually no communication with anyone outside of Russia. There was also virtually no food – the population was starving. Thus, when Stanislavsky opened the anonymous package and found a bag of buckwheat with no note of explanation, it was logically assumed that his grandmother, the French actress Marie Varlet, whom he had never met, suddenly got compassionate regarding her abandoned family’s plight and sent them some food. Buckwheat was cooked the traditional Russian way, as kasha, and instantly devoured.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. shreyovi says:

    I love all your post.what i enjoy is that with every recipe you introduce a like history behind.

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    1. Thank you, dear! Many blessings and good wishes to you!


  2. feistyfroggy says:

    Looks wonderful! That was quite a story about the buckwheat!

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    1. Thank you! As far as I know, the story originated with Mikhail Bulgakov who hadn’t held any warm feelings toward Stanislavsky (Bulgakov, “The Theater Novel”),

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  3. Curious story! In Belgium it’s tradition to eat Buckwheat pancakes on the first of November 😉 (I thought lets add a little fact :P)

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    1. Interesting! What is the origin of this tradition?


      1. The first of November we go to visit the graves of the ones we lost, not sure why they chose to eat pancakes exactly.

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      2. How interesting – thank you!

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  4. Daal says:

    love learning some history as I eat 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Daal! I am glad you like it!

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