Nilofar posted the following on January 6, 2010 at 17:24.
I have been following this blog for a while and today when I read about the Russian Salad I felt obliged to comment. You see, there is a Persian Salad called ‘Salad-e Olivieh’. It’s one of my favourite dishes, so naturally when I read it had a Russian sibling I was intrigued. Our potato salad is similar, but deviates slightly in terms of ingredients and preparation. I wanted to include a photo of the Persian version, so I started to look through Google images. I came across an article that not only shared my thoughts, but took it one step further and delved into the history of this magic salad. I have been enlightened. Please, have a look for yourselves.
Thank you for following and your words! ))) The link you posted is very cool, i have read and amazed by the spread and popularity of Olivieh-thats how we call russian salad as well) I have never given much thought to what was on the table of Nicholas II, the only food related custom in the tzars time i know is throwing up in the middle of the feast and carrying on eating.
Thoko Zulu posted the following on January 17, 2010 at 13:13.
The reply comes late but what is important is that l finally got to it than ignoring the temptation. Would have been a delicious meal and not at all a salad for me, even though it looks packed with calories!
Who cares about the extra weight, it was indeed the festive season and time to well…indulge a bit! Am struggling to shed off the extra kilos but…l am getting there!
Wishing you an eventful 2010. May contentment be yours.