Russian Hot Chocolate

Какао с яйчным желтком

Preparation info

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Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Russian-style hot chocolate is so rich that it has come to symbolize the good life—at least for the great Soviet satirist Mikhail Zoshchenko. In his story “The Lilacs Are Blooming,” Zoshchenko targets the social climber Volodin, whose only aspiration in life is to better his position. Accordingly, Volodin marries for status, not for love, and he is thrilled to find that weekly hot chocolate is part of the bargain: “Now he could eat all kinds of respectable foods: soups, meat, tomatoes, meat