Vladimir Olkinitskiy: Reviving Ural Cuisine

Vladimir Olkinitskiy must be the most popular and controversial chef in the city of Ekaterinburg at the moment. On my quest to find traditional Ural cuisine in the heart of Urals – Ekaterinburg – his name and that of his newly opened restaurant 26/28 came up time and again. It’s one of the most talked…

Elisa’s Italian Dinner

This is Elisa. She is a biomedical engineer by day and a domestic goddess by night. She is also cute as a button and has the most adorable smile that makes me smile back every time I look at her. I can’t keep my eyes off her. That is actually all I do this evening…

Shashika’s Sri Lankan Rice and Curry

“I am cooking Sri Lankan, you are ok with Sri Lankan, right?” That’s how I met Shashika. Over lunch of rice and curry at her apartment which is so similar to our own you can play a game “find 10 differences”. It is due to the fact that we live in the same apartment complex and…