3. Doktorskaya Bologna
It’s the spongy lovechild of bologna and sausage, and every Russian-American kid who brings this in a sandwich for lunch is gonna get asked a lot of questions.
5. Pickled EVERYTHING
Pickled mushrooms, pickled tomatoes, pickled cabbage. All of this gets significantly tastier once you’re old enough to use it as a vodka chaser.
MEAT JELLO. The concept never feels completely normal, but it’s delish and fun to play around with! And look at all the shapes you can make! Recipe here.
It’s raw pig fat, and the more of it you have, the better!
This rye-honey-berry concoction comes in the most badass bottles. And it’s slightly alcoholic! 😉
9. Herring, mayo and pickle sandwich
Basically, all the ingredients that complement vodka, plus mayo because WHY NOT. (Also popular in the Netherlands, sans the hard liquor component.)
17. And then there’s this:
Canned Atlantic herring is a staple of Russian cuisine and is not supposed to look like this. Ever.