Category: "Beverages"

Чай (часть третья)

February 7th, 2012 — posted by Don
The Russian word for tea is чай. It declines like this: SgPl Nomчайчаи Acc Genчаячаёв Preчаечаях Datчаючаям Insчаемчаями You don't usually find the plural forms, but occasionally they are used to mean ‘types of tea.’ Mostly you just use the… more »

Кефир

June 29th, 2011 — posted by Don
Another of the Russians' favorite fermented milk products is кефир kefir. You take milk, mix it with bacterial and yeast cultures, let it ferment for one or two or three days, and then bottle it. Usually it is made from cow's milk, but it's possible… more »

Ряженка

June 28th, 2011 — posted by Don
The Russians drink a variety of fermented milk products and one of them is ряженка. You take milk, mix it with a bacterial culture, let it ferment for six to eight hours, then bring the process to a close. Essentially it is a type of yogurt without… more »

Компот

October 7th, 2010 — posted by Don
This morning I was reading about the Korean drink hwachae and realized “Hey, this is basically the same thing as компот!” What is компот? It is a beverage made, essentially, by boiling fruit in water with some sugar and then letting the liquid cool… more »

Сок (часть вторая)

September 28th, 2010 — posted by Bella
Сок is the Russian word for juice. This week I bought myself a juicer. Not just any juicer, but the one from the infomercials- Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer Deluxe! Я купилa соковыжималку высшего класса. I bought a high quality juicer. It was… more »