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Let’s Picnic Russian Style (July 1, 2020)

Meet us on the (virtual) lawn for a spirited session to celebrate the Russian Dacha picnic tradition.

Join Jewish Food Society, scholar Darra Goldstein and chef Sasha Shor for a conversation and workshop exploring the history and recipes of Russian Dacha picnic traditions. Darra will guide us on creating a Russian picnic “blanket-scape” using pieces from her own collection and travels. Sasha will demo pickled watermelon, Okroshka (cold vegetable soup with kefir and pickle brine), and potato, scallion and egg pirozhki, recipes her family brought with them from the Soviet Union to Nashville in the late 1970s and inspired by Darra’s new cookbook, Beyond the North Wind. After the session, we hope you’ll hold your own socially distanced summer picnic, Russian style.

*P.S. Have your vodka ready because according to Darra and Sasha, no Russian gathering can begin without a shot!

Register here for this free event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-picnic-russian-style-w-darra-goldstein-and-sasha-shor-tickets-108147558258

Personalized copies of Darra’s new cookbook, Beyond the North Wind can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/30WN8So

Sasha’s recipes can be found here on our digital recipe archive.

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