Russian foods we consume, as a Russian family in America

We are very Americanized. This is a neutral statement — it’s not good or bad, it’s the reality. We left Russia more than eight years ago. Our twins weren’t even two years old; our older boys were eight and six. We haven’t been back to Russia since. There aren’t many Russians in our social circle (again — a neutral observation!). Our main connection to Russia, other than speaking Russian in our family, is through our grandmothers — they come twice a year. Among other things, they spoil us with their cooking! The Russian-ness of our family can be felt in our…



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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day.