Already in ancient Russia cabbage was known as an important source of vitamins during long cold winters. Cabbage was first mentioned in Russian chronicles in 1073. After the Romans introduced cabbage to Russia it was rapidly adopted across the country. No wonder as this vegetable likes cold weather and keeps well for months if stored in cool, frost-free places.
Today the Russians still enjoy cabbage in many different variations. As sauerkraut, in soups or just sautéed – it is just impossible to think of the Russian cuisine without cabbage.
Here for instance, is a pie we prepared in Yekaterinburg under the supervision of Ana Maria, our amazing host at the Art Hostel.