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To chat over kvass and pelmeni


(Dresden: 06/01/2016) Topfgucker-TV - Borscht, piroschki or kvass: Russia's culinary heart is brought to the table in the "Aljonuschka" at the Dresden Kreuzkirche. In the heart of the Saxon state capital, Tatjana Olifirenko, who was born in Kazakhstan, and her colleague Anja lovingly conjure up delicacies from the Far East - and report passionately on the special features. In retrospect, the fact that Tatjana found happiness in gastronomy is actually a big coincidence. Having come to Germany with her family in 2002, the qualified lawyer worked in the kitchen for a long time.

  "At some point I decided to take my luck into my own hands," says Tatjana Olifirenko, who originally wanted to set up a cake factory for herself. But the regulations in Germany state that a master confectioner is essential for such a business opening. "I've always liked to cook and try things at home. So why shouldn't I give it a try? My friend Anja supported me from the start," says Tatjana, who opened her first restaurant at Café Prag in 2013.

Since February 2016, the "Aljonuschka" has been welcoming regular customers and those interested directly at the Kreuzkirche. There are no secrets: "Our door is always open. Everyone who is interested in how the dishes are made is cordially invited to see for themselves and look over our shoulder."

The range covers all the classics of Russian cuisine: borscht and solyanka are lined up alongside a wide variety of deep-fried piroschki and the traditionally cooked dumplings pelmeni and vareniki. "My favorite dish is belyash. These are freshly made yeast dumplings filled with minced pork and served with sour cream. This Bashkir dish is at the top of my list alongside the Tatar cheburek, which are pasta dumplings with minced pork and sour cream," reveals Tatyana Olifirenko.

And the desserts are also traditional and come in sweet Piroschki and Wareniki variations. "Depending on the season, we also offer different soups, such as the popular cold soup okroshka." The thirst is quenched in the traditional way with mors, a fruit juice drink made from berries, or the bread drink kwas - homemade, of course. Well then: Приятного аппетита!

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