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Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Great Depression Cooking: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

RU When Great depression went in full strength in 1933, some families were struggling. Children were put into a weird diet, got sick very often and had an enormous vitamin deficiency. Some parents refused to let children go to school because they were too weak […]

Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

RU Last week I got buried in research and book for the Great Depression cooking month and we skipped one week full of events that happened in the culinary industry. To make it up to you, today we are going to have a double portion […]

Great Depression Cooking: Tomato Bisque

Great Depression Cooking: Tomato Bisque

RU In May 1933 FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) was created. Its main goal was to alleviate household unemployment by creating new unskilled jobs in local and state government. Those jobs were psychologically more beneficial to the unemployed, who wanted any sort of job, for […]

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

RU Great Depression struck the United States on October 29th, 1929. It was a huge segment of history that changed the lives of millions of people who stood in lines in the cold to get supplies to feed their families. Former rich, poor, middle-class families, […]

Weekly News Recap Sep 17 – Sep 21

Weekly News Recap Sep 17 – Sep 21

RU Previously this blog had a news section before but there are not many truly interesting things happening in the industry every day. Plus your respected chef (me!) had a full-time daytime job and it is hard to keep up with the news all the […]

I tried Six Different Vegan Yogurts So You Don’t Have To

I tried Six Different Vegan Yogurts So You Don’t Have To

RU I recently got my DNA test return. I was excited to learn my roots since I am kinda dark for a typical Russian – dark skin complexion, brown eyes, and hair. People always mistake me for a Spanish-speaking person especially when I travel. The […]

Perfect Breakfast Burrito

Perfect Breakfast Burrito

RU Happy Sunday football everyone! Since the start of NFL season, I have to host hangouts, make breakfast, think through the menu and make sure my friends are happy, full and have a drink in their hands at any time. This year I joined a […]

Quick And Easy Recipe Ideas For your Next Awesome Cheese Plate

Quick And Easy Recipe Ideas For your Next Awesome Cheese Plate

RU Have you ever dreamed about making up a gourmet cheese plate and fascinate everyone with the flavor pairing? Have you ever felt like there was something missing on the plate or the pairing was quite weird? I realized you need my advice and I […]

Farro Porridge With Figs, Cinnamon and Walnuts

Farro Porridge With Figs, Cinnamon and Walnuts

RU I had quite on and off relationships with breakfast until I moved to California. Three years ago my husband and I realized that there is not much going on in our lives and we decided to move to San Francisco. All of the sudden […]

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

Cobbler With Port Macerated Figs

RU Hello guys! Fall (or as I call it cooking season) is officially here! I know, I know you are probably all incredibly sad about the fact that summer is over, cold times are ahead and Christmas is too far away. As your beloved neighbor […]