The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Apr 26, 2015

Feast for Tereshkova

A reception for the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, was held in the Kremlin. A guest recalled:
There were dishes of cold roast fillet of beef so tender and moist that the meat dissolved like snowflakes on the tongue; sturgeon from the Volga, smoked and fresh; Pacific salmon; Kamchatka crabs; silver cups the size of a giant's thimble containing a mixture of mushrooms and sour cream or a fricassee of wild birds; and in bowls pressed into crushed ice pungent red salmon roe and caviar from the Caspian, the fat grains glittering in colours from almost yellow to darkest grey.

Mark Frankland, Child of My Time: An Englishman's Journey in a Divided World.


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