5th BSEC Month of Culture
1-30 November 2021
Gastronomy - Russia
Shuba or ‘’Herring under a fur coat’’ (Russian: Селёдка под шубой) is a traditional Russian salad, which consists of three distinctive layers: salted herring, potatoes and beets. However, Shuba often has more than three layers, mostly consisting of apples, onions, carrots or hard-boiled eggs. It is generally believed that this delicious salad was created by Anastas Bogomilov, a tavern owner, at the beginning of the 20th century. The red color of the beets symbolizes the red flag, and potatoes symbolize the staple food of peasants and workers. Today, Shuba is usually cooked for Russian New Year celebrations.
Photos taken from: https://www.tasteatlas.com/dressed-herring, https://niftyrecipe.com/recipe-474-russian-layered-beet-salad-with-herring-shuba.html, https://www.dreamstime.com/herring-under-fur-coat-shuba-salad-russian-layered-salad-beet-potato-carrot-egg-pickled-herring-mayonnaise-christmas-image104532489
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