Pelmeni (russ.: пельмени) are in thier form like Italian tortelloni stuffed with minced meat. This dish originates from Siberia and was a popular meal among coachmen or hunters on their long trips across this vast and cold part of Russia. Pelmeni were prepared and stored frozen for a long period of time without being cooked. So it was frozen food that could be easily cooked and eaten either at home or on a journey. One only had to light a fire and boil some water or melt snow to cook pelmeni. During long and hard winters this hot and nourishing food was a real blessing.
RusslandJournal.de visited the Literate Cafe in St. Petersburg (in German) and watched how the cook prepared Sibirian Pelmeni.
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