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CB: Russian food isn't spicy? What is a classic Russian dish people should try?
AS: Not much spicy. I would tell them they must have pelmeni. It's Russian style pasta stuffed with pork and beef.
Svetlana Sulaymanov: In Russia, people would eat it with vinegar and sour cream.
AS: And everyone knows borscht, vegetable soup. Maybe cabbage soup.
SS: UGH! Cabbage soup? (laughter)
AS: Our milk products are very popular. We have a Russian condensed milk. You put it with bread or with the Czar Nicholas tea. We use it like preserves, jam.
CB: What is your favorite thing to eat?
AS: Oh, caviar! It is too expensive to eat every day. Now it is $400 a pound! From 2004, the price has doubled. It is good to eat on bread with butter. It's very good for the immune system. The black caviar is the most expensive but the red is a lot cheaper. It is for the holiday. If you have good money you can have it every day.
CB: Since you've been here so long, with your store, you must have a lot of good stories to tell.
AS: (Laughter) My English is not so good. It's hard to tell them all. We're very happy that we came here. It's our country, too.