Perhaps the most famous of Russian soups, borscht can be served in a variety of ways. When the Ukraine was the beet-growing centre of the Russias in centuries past, this soup became a traditional part of the region's daily diet.
Beef stroganoff is a dish served in a sauce with sour cream. It originated in Russia in the 19th century and has since become popular around the world, with as many variations as there are countries that eat it. Here we've used pork instead of beef, but chicken may also be used.