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

Jul 25, 2017

Lviv feast

On the table the appetisers were waiting: eggs stuffed with mushrooms and mayonnaise, red and black caviar canapés, beetroot and prune salad, the Olivier salad mandatory at every Soviet feast, home-made marinated roast peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers, herrings and dill pickle, thinly sliced yellow cheese and various kinds of sausage, with larger or smaller lumps of fat. On the windowsill stood bottles of wine and champagne, vodka and brandy, Borzhomi mineral water and orangeade.

From The House with the Stained-Glass Window, by Żanna Słoniowska (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones).


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