How many times should vodka be distilled? And when does the quest for purity go too far?
An excerpt from M. Zabylinny's monumental nineteenth century ethnology, The Russian People, focusing on vodka and its traditions in everyday life.
What hasn't been said about vodka? We go in search of some of the best quotes of all time and collect them in this continually updated post.
The range of zakuski is almost infinite, from simple smoked sprats on black bread to the gray pearl of the Caspian, Beluga caviar; from sliced beet vinaigrette to buttom mushrooms drenched in spicy marinade...