Traditional meals of different countries and eras: Golden Autumn food festival to hold some 450 cooking master classes

October 3, 2019

Golden Autumn festival guests are in for more than 450 cooking classes. Experienced chefs will teach you how to cook autumn meals of seasonal vegetables, and traditional food of Russian regions and European countries. Besides, you will learn the menu of the Middle Ages, and meals popular in Soviet collective farms and pioneer camps.

Take part in cooking classes on 4 - 13 October at the central and district festival venues. Join master classes on Red Square, Revolyutsii Square, Slavy Square, Yunosti Square in Zelenograd, in Pererva, Profsoyuznaya, Gorodetskaya, Mitinskaya, Matveyevskaya and Svyatoozyorskaya streets, as well as on Orekhovy and Dmitriya Donskogo boulevards. Participation is free. Registration is not required.

Siberian berries pie and pumpkin cream soup

Two culinary chalets are to open on the Red Square. The ‘Cuisine of Russian Regions’ Chalet will introduce traditional meals and drinks of various Russian regions. Visitors will cook Far Eastern seafood salad, rich Irkutsk northern fish soup, Caucasian cheese pies, Siberian berries pie, Altai honey gingerbread and Lipetsk strudel.

In the ‘Autumn Сatering’ Chalet, professional chefs will share recipes for stuffed meat and mushroom bell peppers, eggplants baked with cheese and spices, sweet Guryev porridge, spicy berry tea and honey sweets with nuts and dried fruits.

Revolyutsii Square will offer cooking pumpkin and seasonal vegetables food: pumpkin cream soup, honey-glazed roasted pumpkin and vegetable Ratatouille.

Cooking schools on the Red Square and Revolyutsii Square are open 03:00 pm till 06:45 pm on weekdays and 12:00 pm till 06:45 pm on weekends. Each master class starts at the beginning of each hour.

Buryat dumplings and Berliners

Cooking classes will be also held at ten district festival venues. Chefs will both show how to cook unusual dishes, and tell about their history and the everyday life of the respective eras.

Cook buuz (Buryat dumplings), make sauerkraut with apples and brew Khaan tea (traditional salted tea) in the ‘Far East Life and Population’ Chalet in Profsoyuznaya Street.  Learn recipes of Buryat cuisine daily at 01:00 pm, 04:00 pm and 07:00 pm.

At the same time on Orekhovy Boulevard, chefs will cook food served in a port tavern of a Mediterranean town in the 19th century, namely potatoes with sour stewed fruit and berries, cabbage and mushroom soup hot pots and savoy cabbage soup. In Matveyevskaya Street, you will find the ‘European Bistro’ Chalet to learn the secrets of cooking Italian dumplings, yellow pumpkin soup, tomato tortini and Berliners.

In the ‘Festive Meal’ Chalet in Gorodetskaya Street, you will watch cooking traditional food of the Middle Ages and hear about the table setting rules and table manners of the time. Master classes start at 01:00 pm, 04:00 pm and 07:00 pm. Listen to the lectures during the breaks between cooking classes.

Botvinia, pickles and Russian salad

Get acquainted with the traditional meals of the Dyakovo settlement culture (7th century BC — 5th century AD) in Svyatoozyorskaya Street. Community House Pavilion welcomes guests to attend three culinary shows. Here you will learn how to grind grain using a hand millstone and cook 'botvinia', beetroot soup.

In Pererva Street, you will find out the ancient ways of preserving products — beef, chicken breasts and fish salting, and sauerkraut making. On weekdays, the Market venue will host six classes held from 01:00 pm till 08:40 pm. On weekends, join seven classes open from 12:00 pm till 09:00 pm.

You will learn cooking meals popular in the Soviet pioneer camps in Mitinskaya Street. Find out the recipes for stewed cabbage with sausages, mashed potatoes with a rissole and milk porridge on weekdays, 02:00 pm, 04:00 pm, 06:00 pm and 08:00 pm and on weekends, 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 07:00 pm. Master classes held on Slavy Square will have the same schedule. You will hear about dishes popular in the Soviet collective farms.

On Dmitriya Donskogo Boulevard, join making the Russian salad (Olivier), cooking jellied fish and other meals featured in the renowned movies. In Zelenograd, you will learn some popular recipes of the 17th century treats, such as pike heads stuffed with garlic and deep-fried poppy seed pirozhki.

Last year, more than one thousand manufacturers from 55 Russian regions took part in the Golden Autumn food festival, with 6.5 million people attending. They purchased 40 tons of fish and seafood, 35 tons of cheese and other dairy products and 8.5 tons of meat delicacies.

This year, the food festival is going to be about innovations in agriculture. More than a thousand venues will welcome their guests from Moscow and the Moscow Region. Moreover, the visitors are in for lectures, master classes, tours, concerts and sports games.


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