“Herring under a fur coat”

“Herring under a fur coat” is a popular Russian salad of salted herring and vegetables.  About the mid 70-es of the last century the salad became a traditional dish for the New Year and holiday tables.

Salads with ingredients typical of “Herring  under a fur  Coat”, were distributed in the first half of the 19th century in Scandinavian and German kitchens, and were called “herring salad”. The author of Russian variant of the salad is a merchant Anastas Bogomilov, who owned several pubs in Moscow. Drunken fights happened very often at those pubs. Then he decided to come up with a dish, that would be nourishing and unite different segments of the population. His chef, Aristarkh Prokoptsev, put together salted herring, which symbolized the proletariat, potatoes which symbolized the peasantry, beets symbolized red color of the Bolshevik flag. The name of a new salad was “Shuba”, an acronym for “Shovinismu I Upadku – Boikot I Anafema”, what means “Death and Damnation to Shavinism and Degradation. “Shuba” was served for the first time on the Eve of 1919 New Year. Continue reading ““Herring under a fur coat””

Homemade Moisturizing Face Masks

Moisturizing is an important procedure in General skin care. From lack of moisture the skin becomes flabby, loses its elasticity, wrinkles appear. Moisturizing face masks play an important role in the process of moisturizing the skin. With age, moisturizing facial masks become more relevant.

If you think that the skin looks flabby, there is a feeling of tightness, you can try to make a moisturizing facial mask. Continue reading “Homemade Moisturizing Face Masks”

How to return to childhood?

Probably each of us from time to time wants to return to childhood. How to do that? Well, in my case just cook fish according to my Mom’s recipe.

What do you need?
  • Pollock
  • Flour, mixed with salt and black pepper (last time I used Bread Crumbs)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Onion

*number of ingredients according to your desire Continue reading “How to return to childhood?”