Original Appetizer

A Russian table is always covered by an array of appetizers, and a Jewish Russian table is no exception. Here is one of them, served on Shavuos. More coming up…

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I have to tell you that I did not invent this name for it! Had I done that, I would’ve come up with something a bit more – ummm… – original.  But this is the name you find in the menus of all Russian restaurants (Original’naya Zakuska), and the reasons it has made its way to our Shavuos table are twofold: first, “the original” original appetizer is dairy, although I make it pareve; second, it’s the combination of colors again, white and green.  Once it appeared, years ago, it has become everybody’s favorite, and justifiably so – it is delicious. It is also fast and easy to make – but it disappears even faster!

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I apologize for a blurry photo, but my feline helper Barmalei was again nudging my elbow. By the time I realized that looking at this picture, you might think you’ve already had a…

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  1. Wow great and looks so yum never knew such history too existed. Great post.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kamal, I am so glad you like it!

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      1. Yes absolutely Dolly

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  2. Vampires stay away from mine too. Loved the post! Would love to sink my teeth into the creamy beauty!

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    1. Thank you so much – I am so glad you like it! It’s so ridiculously easy to make, and it’s really delicious, and the more garlic, the better!

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      1. Imagine that. I am a garlic hog!

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      2. So am I – let’s hog together!

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      3. Right there 😉

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  3. Oh, sounds good, and looks great. Appetizers are a good intro to the meal, but we in Germany lost this tradition. We are “half americans” 😉 Have a nice weekend. 😉 Michael

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    1. LOL – “half-americans”! We are having a Memorial Day weekend, with crowds, and music and noise, and Air and Water Show tomorrow afternoon – fun!

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      1. Great! We – inside this small village – only have the sun. But its enough (i think). 😉 Michael

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      2. The sun is always enough! Have a great weekend!

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  4. This blog actually made my mouth water…. amazing dear lady 😊

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Rajosee, I am so glad you like my blog! I like yours very much as well. I am glad I found you!

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