In Russia you often can see small kiosks selling hot food. For many years of Soviet rain it was not hotdogs or hamburgers. Such western dishes stayed unknown to Russian people. Instead they were eating the dishes that even can't be translated but should be named with their original Russian names, such as "Chebureks" "Belyash" or "Hichin". Mostly those were fried small patties with various feelings and were adored by almost any Russian. They didn't know the term "vegetarian" at that times in Russia too, and
nobody cared. Though there were many urban legends that it's a good chance to buy a cheburek made of stray dogs or cats, pigeons or even rats. You could say "those rumours were spread by the competitors", but there were no any, in Soviet times. People often told that even many of the famous Russian fur hats were made of the fur of poor stray animals. Anyways, here is the story of one Cheburek, how it is usually cooked by one of the modern famous Russian cooks.
In Russia men eat beavers. That's not what you might thought about, I mean they EAT BEAVERS. Just first go to the forest, get some fat nice beavers the way other hunters catch hares or let's say birds then
cook it and eat. They say it's very tasty and can be cooked just like some other meat. If you are not ready to see a beaver preparation process then better now look below this jump.
For hundreds of years there was a tradition in Russia to make speical drink from honey and hop plant. It is a low-alcohol drink, that was sometimes mentioned by famous Russian classic authors too. They say that before the wedding all the members of the family helped to prepare a good stock of this honey drink for the marrying pare. Then during the wedding and 30 days after the married couple had to drink only this beverage - no any other was allowed. So the
honeymoon was called in Russia after an actual honey drink. The recipe itself is easy. First they boild a water in the pan, then add there enough honey, then after sometime some very small quantity of hop plant is being added and then, it's being take from the fire, put aside to calm down and then the yeast is added. That's all, after five days they have a true Russian drink that is even stronger just a regular beer.