New episode is available ☝️ Link in bio ⬆️ St. Petersburg from above & below: A gastronomic odyssey through Russia’s literary haunts 📖
are in St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. They immediately find themselves seated at the favourite table of Russia’s most famous poet, #AleksandrPushkin
. While the #gastronauts
indulge in the writer’s favourite #dessert
, a waiter tells them how famous Russian literary giants such as Tolstoy and Gogol dined here at the city’s legendary Literary Café in the 19th Century.
After paddling past palaces, under bridges, and alongside cathedrals, Oscar and Glen catch their breath at a restaurant once frequented by Tchaikovsky and Dostoevsky. Here, they learn how to make #Shchi
), one of Russia’s most popular soups – but this authentic version takes about 18 hours to make.
Then, the friends take to the roofs for a bird’s eye view of St. Petersburg before stopping in at yet another famous eatery where time seems to have stopped. Here, they learn to make #IceCream
according to a recipe developed in the 19th century, when the frozen treat cost as much as a good bottle of French champagne. Though Frankenstein’s lab seems like a more appropriate place for this process than a restaurant Chekhov used to visit, the creamy phantasmagorical result blows our gastronauts away.
Directed by @mariastremina
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