On the occasion of the Olympics in Russia, NPR has published a piece on Russian food, in particular zakuski: “Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering The Zakuski Spread” by Deena Prichep (on the 15th). The illustration and its caption:

Zakuski tables, like Slava and Luba Frumkin’s, are known for their largesse. This spread includes smoked salmon and halibut, pickled green tomatoes, salted mackerel, Herring Under a Fur Coat and Georgian eggplant rolls.

The fur coat is (Russian) mayonnaise.

(Hat tip to Asya Pereltsvaig on Facebook.)

Earlier mention of zakuski in my posting “Small dishes”.

One Response to “Zakuski”

  1. Vadim Temkin Says:

    Not exactly:

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