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Russian Food Festival

Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19; St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church


Compared to more popular cuisines like French, Italian and Japanese, Russian food may not have the best reputation in the U.S.—but if you hear someone bashing it, it's likely they've never had the real thing. In Boise, the annual Russian Food Festival hosted by St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church is the place to go for authentic tundra eats, and this weekend is your chance to check it out. Apart from plenty of food—including beef Stroganoff; piroshki filled with everything from meat to apples; honey cake and vodka balls—there will be live Russian music and an opportunity to meet local religious iconographer Matthew Garrett. Preparations are already well underway; don't miss the chance to chow down.