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  • n. Alternative spelling of borscht.

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  • n. a Russian or Polish soup usually containing beet juice as a foundation


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  • As confirmation, the classic Italian cookbook the Silver Spoon gives no fewer than 10 versions although admittedly, one of these is a minestrone alla russa – aka borsch: one from Puglia, in the far south, based on their beloved turnip tops, or cime di rapa, a Neapolitan take heavy with Mediterranean peppers and aubergines, which makes an interesting contrast with a recipe from Milan, with its bacon lardons, parmesan and sage.

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  • The borsch, which is made with locally grown beets, vegetables and beef, and topped with a dollop of sour cream, is served with Cherny Khleb for $5.99.

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  • It's "borsch" and "vam nravitsa" plus America does border Russia at the tip of Alaska.

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  • Later I learned that this soup is actually called "borsch" in Russian.

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  • Start with hare in its own borsch and ravioli, followed by pink roasted squab with glacé endives, then cream of goat cheese with strawberry red wine sorbet and basil.

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  • Delicious Russian borsch and plenty of alcohol kept us going through the evening.

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  • I'm not keen on the raw flour flavour, and the creaminess of the finished soup is at odds with my idea of borsch, however authentic it might be if you happen to find yourself in Lwów / Lviv / Russia.

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  • Some people also like to put minced fresh garlic into their borsch plate; it gives the soup an extra kick.

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  • As the filling, nourishing soup of the Soviet Union, borsch was not just a miracle drug for anyone struggling to survive Russia; it transcended regional borders and boundaries of class.

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  • Greedily, we spooned out of our earthenware bowls the hot, thick borsch, inhaling its earthy fragrance and watching the dollops of sour cream slowly melt, starlike, into the deep scarlet brew of chunky meat, sliced beets, and shredded cabbage, pliant and springy like seaweed.

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