A Russian fermented tonic of either rye bread or vegetables, kvass, can be used to make cold nutritious soups. Click for the pravda about kvass beet borscht, kvass mixed vegetable soup, and a cucumber melon soup enriched with kvass, da?
The dinner blew my guests away. It also told a story. The photos made it, barely. And the charcutepalooza experience was an initiation ritual, taking me from mere observer into a new world of meaty knowledge and appreciation.