Individual Chorizo Meatloaves

Meatloaf is one of HRH’s favorite things and can you blame him?

Jennifer Eremeeva's Sorrel Soup from The Moscovore: Culinary Adventures in the Russian Capital

Sorrel Soup: The Ultimate Justification for Two Decades in Russia

One of the reasons I love living in Russia is the year-round access to sorrel. 

Hipster Salmon Telnoye: Updating a Stodgy Classic

A visitor from the United States recently asked me what was the most exciting thing about living in Russia. I could tell she was expecting me to talk about seeing ...

Recent Recipes


Joe Kelly’s Irish Stew

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m finally unveiling something I’ve been working on for a while.  


Russia’s Secret Weapon

Russians are tenacious. Russians are strong.  Russians can withstand cold winters and hot summers.  Where do they get their fuel?  What’s their secret?

Chicken Kiev: Food for an Uprising

  Well, with Ukraine and Kiev, or Kiyv (depending on how you feel about the events of the Euromaidan)

Maslenitsa pancakes

The Peculiarities of Russian National Pancakes

 Maslenitsa is here!


Lemon Cake for a Damsel in Distress

A care package of lemon cakes and strawberries.

mushroom dishes with quinoa

Mushroom Quinotto with Roasted Vegetables

Quinoa has been on my mind for two reasons lately. 

Eastern Orthodox Christian

Welcome to The Moscovore!

Welcome to The Moscovore! This site is dedicated to exploring, cooking, and celebrating great food in Moscow.

Tomato, eggplant, veal, mushroom pasta

The Great Vegetable Kiosk Purge Pasta

I’m lamenting the loss of my favorite vegetable kiosk a lot lately. 

Eggplant, ricotta, tomato

Guilt Free Lasagna: Eggplant and Ricotta Rollups

Do you ever feel like you are the last person in the galaxy who eats wheat products? I know I do.    

Recipe for Minestrone Soup

Pesto to the Rescue – Hearty Minestrone

I’ve always passed minestrone by, until someone told me about the pesto.  Now I am addicted!


The Baguette Wars

“Грех жаловаться,” the Russians say, or “it’s a sin to complain.”

Shopping Just Got A Whole Lot Easier!

One day I was trawling the chilly meat section of Metro Cash ...

Navigating Moscow’s Supermarkets

From the alphabet of taste to the 7th Continent: a guide to ...

Hot & Sour Soup: A Blast From The Past

Nothing in Moscow comes easy and that is especially true when it ...

For No Eyes Only: Wild Rice Salad

My friend Dee Dee is test-driving Veganism with impressive results. 
apples and cinnamon sticks with apple pie in white dish

Rum Raisin Apple Pie

It’s definitely apple season and that means one thing:  apple pie!  
spinach and leek soup

Green Soup

A staple of the Moscovore household lineup, this soup is flexible, incredibly ...

Roasting Chicken The (Up)right Way

There’s only one way to do a chicken:  standing on its head! ...
pile of orange pumpkins

Nourishing Your Skin as Winter Sets In!

Guest blogger, nutritionist Kerry Martin of The Well Room offers some tips ...
hate to clean fish? Sea bass made easy

Roasted Sea Bass with Pastis on a Fennel Trivet

So, you love fish, but you don’t love to clean them. Fair ...
hearty tomato and meat sauce for pasta with carrots and onions

Ragu Bolognese

What is it about the mouth-watering food of Bologna that makes foreigners ...

What Do You Do About: Chicken Stock?

As far as I am concerned, chicken stock is the elixir of ...

A Deftly Executed Arabesque

Claudia Roden’s latest book on Middle Eastern cuisine is part cookery book, ...

What Do You Do About: Buttermilk?

Welcome to our regular series called “What Do You Do About?”  where ...
oval-shaped metal slow cooker with lid ajar

Slow Cookers 101

Everything eventually gets to Russia, so I was not blown away to ...