Cultural Anthropology, Foreigners Travel-Notes and Observations, National Cuisines and Russian National Cuisine
Kravchenko, Natalya V.
The article tackles the issue of how Russian national cuisine is perceived by foreigners. It compares Russians’ beliefs about their own national cuisine with foreigners’ observations about it and some encyclopedic facts about a number of “traditional” Russian dishes. As a research method, the cross-cultural comparison is used. As a result, it proves that some Russian dishes are not so Russian in origin and states that foreigners often find the taste of these dishes unusual. So, it may be challenging for representatives of one culture to adjust to another national cuisine