9 Stories From Russia With Love (And A Shot Of Vodka)

While the political situation may be heating up in Russia, we prefer to keep the heat in the kitchen, and focus on rich food cultures from around the world instead. Food truly is a language we all speak, so let's focus on the zakuski and pour a round of shots, eh?

Eastern European food, Russian food in particular, may have a bad rap, but we beg to differ. What is not to love about all things dipped in mayo? Copious amounts of meat? Caviar?? Dig into these stories to learn a thing or two about fish eggs and learn how to eat like a Russian tsar. Is it too early to get started on the greatness that is Russian vodka? It is not.