The food I grew up with is a lot different than what you probably ate. My peeps mostly followed a hearty diet, consisting of bread, potatoes, and of course, meat. My favorite childhood breakfast was bread and butter sandwiches with fresh tomatoes on the side. I also had a sick obsession with fresh tomato juice, caviar, and smoked fish...when I was 3.
This weekend I ventured into the local Russian deli with my hubby and we found some great finds browsing the aisles:
Hubby picked up this little treasure- it's some vitamin thingie he ate when he was a kid. I'm pretty sure it says something about being strong like a bull. I liked the label:
My recs: If you go shopping at an Eastern European store, I highly recommend trying the teas, bread products, cottage cheese, and CHOCOLATE! You can usually also find some sweet Georgian wine (not the state, the republic), pickled vegetables, and lots and lots of cured meats.
Questions for you: Do you shop in ethnic markets? Do you eat foods from your own old world culture? What was your favorite food as a kid?
My answers: Yes I do, and I'll be back with my second ethnic market post soon! I eat some Russian food items and some of them are really good- usually only if my mom cooks it.