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About Lara Dunston

A travel and food writer who has experienced over 70 countries and written for Australian Gourmet Traveller, Feast, Delicious, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, Get Lost, Travel+Leisure Asia, DestinAsian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Fah Thai, Sawasdee, and more, as well as authored some 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Footprint, Rough Guides, Thomas Cook, and AA Guides.

Russian French Toast Recipe for Grenki Just Like My Russian Grandma Made

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This Russian French toast recipe makes grenki (Гренки) just like my Russian grandmother made. The Russian take on French toast, grenki is easy to make, with just a handful of ingredients. Eaten for breakfast, brunch or dessert, you can serve grenki sweet, with sugar, honey, golden or maple syrup, sour cream, fruit jam or berries ...

Russian Potato Vareniki Recipe for Mash and Caramelised Onion Filled Dumplings

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This traditional Russian potato vareniki recipe makes half-moon shaped Russian dumplings filled with mashed potato and caramelised onion that are eaten with sour cream and fresh dill. My baboushka made a big batch along with meat-filled pelmeni for family feasts. Boiled the first time they’re cooked, they’re fantastic fried the next day. Our Russian potato ...

This Classic Russian Garden Salad Goes on the Table for Every Russian Meal

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This classic Russian garden salad recipe makes the Russian take on the simple tossed green salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and onion. The addition of fresh dill and pink radishes add fragrance and crunch, setting it apart from other European garden salads. It’s the perfect accompaniment to hearty Russian dishes. My classic Russian garden salad ...