How Russian Culture Has Changed My Life Essay example

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Russian culture has always had a big impact on my life as a mixed, Russian/Black individual. And as most Russians will tell you, food is a huge part of their culture. I grew up with so many diverse food on my plate over the year and simply assumed that that was just what everyone ate until I started going to school and noticing other kids lunches, and they started to notice mine. But at the heart of my semi-Russian experience there are four foods that seem to best capture the ideal Russian dishes.
• Aspic gelatin
• Cow tongue
• Hunter bacon
• Cabbage roll
Now of course I could go on with lots a delicious Russian dishes such as pelmeni, and shuba, and blin, and oh my gosh I complete forgot to have lunch. Each of those dishes gives a better understand of Russian food and helps strengthen my Russian heritage. Being born in Chattanooga Tennessee one would suspect somewhat of a disconnect from Russian culture, but for me it was rather the opposite. My mom’s friends, had seemed to have found every other Russian within the town allowing all of them to all hone in on the culture, even though they were all so far from home. And so I was submerged within this odd group from early on picking up key Russian phrase for when I needed to get by but never quite getting to be fluent in the language. The best though, was when someone within this large group through a party, and invited everyone. These situations always resulted in two things. People within the room who I did not know…

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