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  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

  • About

For a quick meal, try this Georgian-style meatloaf. Its humorous name probably derives from a popular Russian ditty about a siskin, a small finch. If millions of English-speaking children ask, “Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?,” then the Russian counterpart, “Chizhik-pyzhik, where have you been?,” is not for children alone. It turns out that this little bird has been to the Fontanka River in St. Petersburg, where he drank enough vodka to mix him up and make his head spin. In