Voices from Russia

Thursday, 19 September 2013

19 September 2013. What Life Magazine Thought was a “Traditional Russian Breakfast” in 1972

00 traditional russian breakfast. 1972. 19.09.13


In 1972, Life magazine published a series of photographs on the subject of breakfast. This acquainted readers with traditional breakfast items in different parts of the world. How close the creators of this collection came to the truth, well, one can tell from the description of the “traditional Russian breakfast“. It was something out of a 19th century Russian novel… not at all like a contemporary breakfast in Russia today. The “traditional Russian breakfast” included dark bread, sour cherry jam, blini, smoked fish, kisel, tea, and kasha. That would be nice… if one could get it…



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