Tell Gwyneth Paltrow Her Corn Vichysoisse Belongs On Her Face As A Rejuvenating Mask. Okroshka Is The Chilled Vegetable Soup For Me.

Every article about chilled soups begins thus: The hot, gungy, sticky, filthy, smelly summer is not the time for rich, braised meat or thick, creamy chowder. No, no. No. Summer is the season for light, cool foods, if you didn’t know, and chilled soups are the perfect nutrient delivery system during the disgusting middle months.

Not all chilled soups are created equal, though. As the old nursery rhyme goes:

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Kvas: The Original Slavic Soda Pop

I was very fortunate to study Russian language at St. Louis University High School for the first two years of my high school career. To compound the blessing, my teacher was Mr. Gregory Morris, who spoke beautiful Muscovite Russian and taught us as much about the culture as he did the language. Continue reading “Kvas: The Original Slavic Soda Pop”