Category Archives: The Lobanovsky Family Table

Welcome 2013!

It’s here….time for another celebration as we close out 2012! If you miss the festivities, you’ll have another chance on February 10th when the Chinese calendar brings out the dragons, drums and firecrackers to the streets of San Francisco. A … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up, Jimmy

Looks like Russians in the motherland these days are reaching more and more for that long-favored American brew, whiskey. And U.S. producer, Jim Beam Brands, wants to be a big part of the action. It seems that American spirits offer … Continue reading

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Stay Sharp with Wüsthof!

“Stay as sharp as you are!” That’s Harald Wüsthof’s motto. Harald is Managing Partner of Wüsthof, manufacturers of  fine cutlery in Solingen, Germany. He is the seventh generation family member to run the business. I had the unexpected pleasure of … Continue reading

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The Russian Sweet Tooth Arrives

Finally, my first ebook has hit the web! This second release in The Lobanovsky Family Table series presents our family’s favorite desserts. There’s something for every season. Cakes and cookies will be featured in a future edition. Amazon has my … Continue reading

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Sapphires on a Cloud

As promised, here is the second red, white and blue dessert. I created this for a pot luck dinner the other day, and all you heard at the table was “Yum!” Sapphires on a Cloud – are in theme with … Continue reading

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The Ataman’s Colors

I got a little side tracked with colors, and will get to the second red, white and blue dessert next time. What crossed my mind were the blue and gold colors of the cossack uniform that my grandfather, Nicholas Mamontoff,  … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Foolery

As sometimes happens in life when digging deeper into a question, one finds that people the world over have more in common than not. Such was my experience preparing for this year’s fourth of July celebration. I wondered how many … Continue reading

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To St. Rose with Love…..

  Those school girl days of carefree laughter and good times are about to change for many students this month as they say good-bye to high school chums and look to their future, perhaps with questions and hopefully with joyful … Continue reading

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Are Your Kulichi Ready?

This year Russian Easter falls on Sunday, April 15th. So, after the taxes are on their way to Uncle Sam , go celebrate! Saturday night Russian churches will hold traditional midnight services beginning at 11 p.m. and running into the … Continue reading

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Surgin’ Sturgeon

It’s the season: Sturgeon, that fabulous fish famous for its caviar, is starting to show up at our local Sonoma Market. Wild and delicious, if you haven’t tried this fish , this is the time. Below is a family recipe … Continue reading

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