Vinaigrette – a Russian Winter Salad

You didn’t think we had only latkes to eat on Chanukkah, Beautiful People? Here is a hearty, filling, and festive winter salad. Enjoy!

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He is called Father Frost or General Frost. He lives in Russia, and he could be very cruel, especially to those who do not show proper respect to him. He has defeated many invaders, from the khans, to Napoleon, to Nazi Germany. He likes to decorate fields and forests, covering them in pristine snow and sparkling ice. And he is not gentle to those who have no means to keep warm and eat well.

Marc Chagal’s painting Over Vitebsk depicts just such a person, a wondering Jew, poorly equipped to travel on foot through towns and villages covered in snow. He is disproportionally huge, symbolizing the entire Jewish population of 19th century Russia, persecuted and destitute, with no place to call their own. Yet, in the middle of merciless Russian winter, the warmth of Chanukkah lights gave them a glimmer of hope.

tumblr_lwmhmitqwg1qiyrilo1_1280(Hanukkah, by Arthur Szyk 1948, collection of…

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  1. Pandasaura says:

    Никогда не пробовала винегрет с фасолью, интересненько

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    1. А попробуй, дорогая! Я вчера сварила борщ со сладкой картошкой вместо обычной – получилось очень вкусно. Теперь заменю картошку в винегрете, и он станет диетическим. Как раз и огурчики на подходе, и капуста.

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    2. gresshoppe says:

      А мы только с фасолью и делали. Специально варили на винегрет)))

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      1. Вот и подтвердилось мое мнение: кто с фасолью, кто с горошком, кто с кислыми огурцами, а кто с капустой, а я все вместе сыплю – больше разнообразия во вкусовых ощущениях.

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      2. gresshoppe says:

        И я вместе! Южные души, широкие)))

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  2. gresshoppe says:

    Спасибо за напоминание, Долли! Включу в наше новогоднее меню. Для моих вегетарианцев в самый раз))

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    1. На здоровье, дорогая! С наступающим!

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      1. gresshoppe says:

        С наступающим!!!

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      2. Счастья, радости, веселья!

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      3. gresshoppe says:

        Уже!!! И вам всем!

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  3. Crystal says:

    I’ve seen Hanukkah spelled with a C and without a C. What’s the correct spelling?

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    1. There is no sound for it in English, dear Crystal, so everyone spells it any which way trying to come close to Hebrew. Thus, there is no correct English spelling.

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  4. There’s nothing like a good salad to make a meal a feast, at least to me.

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    1. I am with you on that, dear Mimi, and so is my husband who would not sit down to eat without a salad. Is that New Orleans influence?

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  5. purpleslob says:

    I like the paintings.

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    1. Thank you, dear purple person!

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      1. purpleslob says:

        My pleasure dear feline person!

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  6. Chef V. says:

    Great colors… marvellous pics😉👊

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    1. Thank you so much, dear friend!

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