Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Russian eating habits Unit 9
Russians in general are much different about eating than most Americans are. Traditionally we have three meals a day. Russia has either three or four meals a day. Most of the time Russians will eat at home instead of going out to eat. The first meal of the day is breakfast and is usually very light. Many Russians believe that eating well in the morning will help increase work productivity. So the Russians will eat ham with cheese for breakfast with coffee or tea. The next meal of the day is lunch. Not much is ate at lunch, however it is comparable to American Brunch. During this meal, the typical Russian will eat a salad or a sandwich, it is served with tea. The largest meal of the day is obed where Russians will eat soup with some kind of meat or fish with vegatables or fruit. The meal is finished with desert. For dinner unless a guess is over is relatively light. Usually just bread. However when having a party, Russians will serve a lot more food and serve alcoholic berveges such as vodka and wine. Sterotypes against what Russians eat is that we Americans think Russians will put sour cream on just about anything. While Russians do put sour cream on alot of items such as borusch and bliny they do not put sourc cream on everything. Russians sterotype American food as either tasting like salt or sugar and as result will not go to such fast food places as McDonald's. Even though McDonald's in Russia tastes nothing like McDonald's in North America. These are some example of sterotypes surronding Russian cuisine.