Girls from Czech Republic, Italy and France are in the Russian kitchen
“What is the word of a day?”
The cultural program of Enjoy Russian school is amazingly diverse and differs from one week to another. This time our newly arrived students were baking pies. Not everyone is given a chance to cook traditional Karelian kalitki, but they were! The girls were super-excited to get to know all the secrets passed on through generations.
It was warm both outside and in the café. Because the atmosphere was so friendly! What are the special features of cottage cheese in other countries? What is Samovar and what is the proper way of brewing tea in it? What can the Russian stove be used for beside cooking? While waiting for pies to get ready we had a chance to talk on many issues concerning Russian and Karelian meals.
You should have seen the masterpieces our girls made! From tiny baby-pies to bigger ones in various shapes. Never had we seen people doing this for the first time so quickly and light-handedly. They also treated special baking tools like if they were professionals.
What other activities do our students enjoy?
Notwithstanding the popularity of this baking class our students are given the whole bunch of other opportunities during their stay in Petrozavodsk. We can’t simply allow the situation a student leaves Karelia without an excursion on the Onego lake embankment (by the way, the second biggest lake in Europe). Enjoy Russian school volunteers usually tell the stories about our sister-city gifts.
Botanical gardens, world-famous UNESCO sight Kizhi and Village Kinerma which was officially declared the most beautiful Russian village are the places worth seeing. But the list is much longer though. Even if you are not ready-to-go-everywhere type you can practice Russian language by playing board games in Russian Speaking club.
By the way now girls have a secret recipe of Kalitki. Want to own one too? Then choose a course and join us!