Information about food included in the site entry fee.

  • Midday Boxed Luncheon

    Boxed lunches will be available for the midday meal on Saturday. All meals must be ordered in advance (more info about ordering to come). You may order as many meals as you choose. The fee per meal is $5.00.

    There are no cookbooks preserved from medieval Russia, only information on the food stuffs available and what monks ate. This luncheon is based on Russian Delight: A Cookbook of the Soviet Peoples (Pan Books, 1984) by the renowned chef and historian William Pohlebkin (as translated by Theresa Prout). His work contains the best available information on traditional cooking, uncontaminated by French influences.

    Menu

    Each meal will contain:

    • Rye bread
    • Sour cream packet (ask for extra when you pick up your lunch to add to your okroshka)
    • Apple
    • Cheese
    • Pickled items (pickles, olives, onions)
    • Autumn vegetable okroshka (if alcohol, yeast, or gluten is an issue for you, you may request that the kvass not be poured over this cold vegetable dish. See Kvass in the recipes list for more info)
    • Choice of:
      • Meat Lovers’ option: pot roast
      • Vegetarian option: pirogis

    Questions about the menu may be directed to Mistress Tirza bithe Reabhoughes at 30143@members.eastkingdom.org

Recipes

  • Okroshka
    Okroshka is a cold vegetable dish topped with Kvass
  • Kvass
    Kvass is a traditional fermented Slavic and Baltic beverage commonly made from rye bread. For this meal, its use is limited to being poured over the okroshka.
  • Zharkoe (Pot Roast)
    kvass is listed, it will have been made fresh and cooked for 4 hours; thus, there should be no alcohol remaining in this dish.
  • Pirogi
    Pirogi are little pastry pies, an ancient food.