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rossiko salata

ρωσική σαλάτα

My favorite Latvian/Russian salad

Russian salad (boiled potatoes, carrots and eggs mixed with pickles, peas, ham, and parsley and smothered in mayonnaise). Back in the 1970s used to be on every single Greek menu, back in the days when every taverna had the same multilingual menu with the big FIX beer advert, and taverna owners were desperate to cater to the mysterious tastes of the foreign tourists who began to wash up on their shores. Some even invested in tinned Brussel sprouts!

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Todd Prouty