Russian Herring in a Fur Coat

This is herring. This is beets. This is raw onion. I can feel a stampede of Americans heading for the hills. What you’ll be missing if you join them is your tastebuds doing a WWF-style throwdown of what you’d expect. What you really want to do is bring this beautiful dish to a friend’s house to celebrate something and eat it as an appetizer with a couple shots of great vodka. Still not convinced? Watch the video. I think what happens in it is truly amazing. Sure, the kids’ mom is a foodie. But still.

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