Greetings from Russia where it's Christmas Eve as per the Russian Orthodox Calendar. There's a reason for that, of course, and this afternoon at the area supermarket, folks were rather intense, gathering last-minute groceries for the holiday. Care to join me for a quick look?
|Entrance to local supermarket decorated in royal blue, the traditional Christmas color. Friends have been intrigued to learn about the western choice of red and green.|
|"Could chicken be substituted for the herring," I asked this lady in the food-to-go department. She nearly fainted at the very notion and insisted that anything other than herring would be unorthodox.|
Here's how the pro's whip up this dish. Well, whether or not you go for herring in a fur coat for this holiday, wishing you a wonder Russian Orthodox Christmas!