As a continuation of the theme from the last Russian lesson on which Inna taught me different verbs used in kitchen, this time we studied relevant ingredients in Russian cuisine. She also taught me some dishes that are the most common in Russian cuisine. We had an interesting discussion about the differences between the Finnish and the Russian cuisines, and about the food culture in both of our countries in general. Both of us being chefs it was really interesting and helped me to understand more about the Russian culture and eating habits.
We also talked and laughed about how both Finnish and Russian use different vegetable in spoken language to imply different things. Like in Russia cabbage means also cash but in Finnish we might use the Finnish word for cabbage to talk about someone’s head.