We Present Another Favourite Dish Of Joseph Stalin: The Famous Uzbeki Plov

October 27, 2009

We Present Another Favourite Dish Of Joseph Stalin: The Famous Uzbeki Plov

We continue publishing the recipes of some of the favourite dishes of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Today we present the famous Uzbeki rice and meat dish, plov. It is well documented that the Soviet dictator had a special liking for plov and ate it at least once a week.Ingredients: diced lamb (800 grams, not too lean), two cups of rice, 3 large carrots, 2 large onions, several cloves of garlic, dried herbs, salt and pepper. The dish has to be prepared in a large heavy pot with a thick bottom. (The reason being that the meat would burn in a normal pot.) Cut the onions and the carrots very finely in advance. Put the rice into warm water and leave to soak. Pour the vegetable oil into the heavy pot, roughly 1 centimetre in depth. Heat the oil for a while. It must be very hot before you put the... 

We Present Another Favourite Dish Of Joseph Stalin. The Famous Golubtsy

October 25, 2009

We Present Another Favourite Dish Of Joseph Stalin. The Famous Golubtsy

By popular demand we resume publishing some of the favourite recipes of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. You might not know this, but Stalin liked his food and his famous late night dinners were legendary for their variety of dishes. Stalin would invite members of the Politburo to his official residence and they would party till the early hours, often getting drunk and even performing folk dances all by themselves as no women were present. Today we present another dish that was a firm favourite of Stalin, the famous Russian golubtsy (stuffed cabbage leaves.) It takes a bit of effort to make them, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be cooking them every week at least. Ingredients: beef mince (you can also mix beef, lamb and pork mince in equal proportions), rice, pointed cabbage, tomato... 

We Present Another One Of Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Russian Mince Cakes.

May 22, 2009

We Present Another One Of Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Russian Mince Cakes.

Today we present another dish that was a favourite of Joseph Stalin, the famous Russian mince cakes, kotlety. Simple in preparation, it is probably one of the most popular dishes in Russia still. In the Russian cookery books translated into English the mince cakes are often mistakenly referred to as ‘beef cutlets’ or just ‘cutlets’, a name that sounds very confusing for a Western ear. It is actually a sort of a hamburger, if you like, only thicker.Ingredients: half a kilo of beef mince, 250 grams of pork mince, 250 grams of lamb mince. Three slices of white bread. One medium sized potato. One medium to large sized onion. 200 grams of milk. 10 grams of sugar. Salt and pepper. Soak the bread in milk. Cut the potato and onion into pieces. Put the soaked bread, chopped onion and... 

We Present Another Of Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Satsivi

May 13, 2009

We Present Another Of Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Satsivi

Today we present the recipe for the famous Georgian dish, Satsivi, one of Joseph Stalin’s personal favourites. This is a dish that needs a bit of an effort to get that combination of ingredients just right. You will get the hang of it, eventually. But once you master it you will cook it again and again. A great starter that should be served cold or just slightly warm.Ingredients (for two people): chicken 400 grams, half a cup of walnuts, 2-3 medium sized onions, butter (for frying), 1 teaspoon of flour, half a cup of chicken stock, garlic, two cloves, two table spoons of white wine vinegar, ground black pepper, salt. (For those of you who want total authenticity we suggest that you find a Russian shop and ask them for a powdered herb called knelli-sunelli.) Cook the chicken, remove the... 

Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Russian Winter Salad

May 1, 2009

Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes: The Famous Russian Winter Salad

We continue posting the recipes of dishes favoured by the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Today we present the famous Russian Winter Salad that was served as one of the starters at Stalin’s famous, or infamous if you consider that some of guests were humiliated and abused there, late night dinners at his official residence outside Moscow where all the members of the ruling Politburo would gather to toast their leader. Absence from these dinners would usually signify two things: a fall from grace or a trip to the torture chambers of the notorious secret police, the NKVD.Despite its name Russian Winter Salad is served all year long. Although simple to prepare it actually needs a bit of effort in selecting and cutting the ingredients into small pieces. Ingredients (to serve four people):... 

Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes. We Present The First Recipe

April 28, 2009

Joseph Stalin’s Favourite Dishes. We Present The First Recipe

Hi there, readers of StirringTroubleinternationally! This is your editor speaking. Today I would like to present to you the first instalment from our new section (it’s not yet a section but Paul, our designer, promised to have it in place soon) which would be called Stalin’s Favourite Dishes. Why so, you may ask. Well, because dictators generally like to spoil themselves with good food and Stalin was no exception. He loved Georgian and Russian and Ukrainian cuisine and even ordered for a cooking book to be produced in the 1930′s that would be worthy of the Soviet people. It was a good book, mind you, with a lot of excellent recipes. We decided to present to you some of the recipes from the first Stalin’s cookbook that came out in 1939. We would concentrate on the dishes...