Shchi


Shchi

Shchi ( _ru. щи, IPA-ru|ɕɕi) is a soup with cabbage as the primary ingredient. It is very popular in Russia. Generally it is made with either cabbage or sauerkraut and other winter vegetables, although meat can be added. Shchi made of sauerkraut have a sour taste and are called sour shchi. A summer sorrel soup, popular in pre-Revolutionary Russia, was known as green shchi ( _ru. Зелёные щи, "zelyonye shchi"). Usually smetana is added into shchi before serving.

Trivia

* The two-letter word щи is transliterated into 5 letters in English. The German word for it is "Schtschi", (8 letters, i.e., the word becomes 4 times longer, a feat hardly surpassable for any pair of languages). This was the gist of a joke about Catherine the Great, a tsarina of German descent: it was said that her Russian spelling was so bad that she made up to 8 errors in a 2-letter word.
* There is a Russian saying: Щи да каша - пища наша ("shchi da kasha - pishcha nasha"): "Shchi and kasha are our staples."

External links

* [http://www.russlandjournal.de/en/recipes/soups-and-stews/shchi.html Shchi recipe]

ee also

*Borscht "борщ"
*Russian cuisine
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