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A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

A Taste of Oakland in Sochi

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oakland’s Veronica Foods is supplying 30 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to thousands of Sochi athletes and journalists in a supply chain that stretches across the globe.

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Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering the Zakuski Spread

Drink Vodka, Eat Pickles, Repeat: Mastering the Zakuski Spread

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Zakuski are like Russian tapas. More than a delicious snack, these dishes also tell the story of Russia. From “Herring Under a Fur Coat” to pickled everything, zakuski teach us about harsh winters and state-sponsored products in the Soviet era.

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Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

Get in the Sochi Spirit Like an Olympian

| February 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletes in Sochi are eating Russian-inspired foods at the cafeteria, but scrounging for snacks from home. And, they’re celebrating with free beer, Coke and Olympic-themed treats.

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When Not in Sochi, Order the Khatchapuri and Eat Like You Are

When Not in Sochi, Order the Khatchapuri and Eat Like You Are

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Athletes and spectators are giving the food in Sochi rave reviews. But what are they eating, exactly? It’s a mashup of Soviet-era Russian faves, punctuated with foods of the Caucasus that have long been special treats for people visiting the Russian Riviera.

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