“Without further ado, the bashful Alexander Yakovlevich invited the fire inspector to come for dinner to eat whatever God would send. That day God sent Alexander Yakovlevich the following for dinner: a bottle of Zubrovka vodka; home-pickled mushrooms; forshmak made of herring; Ukrainian borshch containing Grade 1 meat; chicken with rice; and compote of dried apples.”
This meal from the legendary Soviet novel, The Twelve Chairs, by Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov, embodied the culinary dream of most Soviet citizens. What could better capture the imagination than home-made borshch and forshmak?
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Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines