The usual meals in Russia are breakfast, dinner and supper. Russian people
have their breakfast at 7 or 8 a.m.,dinner at 1 or 2 p.m.,and supper at 6 or 7 p.m.
It is difficult to describe the Russians breakfast, dinner and supper. It depends
on people’s work, money and opportunities.
The typical Russian breakfast is substantial meal. It includes milk, tea, eggs,
kasha and sandwiches.
A typical dinner of Russian people is comprised of three courses. The real first
course is a good plate of soup. Among them are borsch (beetroot soup), shchi
(cabbage soup) and solyanka (fish soup).
There are many appetizers: mushrooms, salted cucumbers and tomatoes,
pickled herring, pickled cabbage.
For the second course there is meat or fish served with garnish.
The last course is usually very simple - just something to drink like tea, fruit
drinks (compote, kissel, mors) or even kvas (made from cereals and stale bread),
served alone or with some pastries and cakes.
The evening meal is much lighter, with a cup of black or green tea at the end.
The most popular dishes are pelmeni, vinaigrette, shchi , kasha, blini.
The most popular drinks in Russia are kvas, kissel, mors, milk, kompot, tea.
Pastry dishes play an important part in Russian cooking. When guests are
expected , the hosts bake pies. Russian cuisine is varied and colouful.
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Match the names of the Russian dishes with their descriptions using your index.