zakuski

zakuski

(zæˈkʊskɪ) or

zakouski

pl n, sing -ka (-kə)
(Cookery) Russian cookery hors d'oeuvres, consisting of tiny open sandwiches spread with caviar, smoked sausage, etc, or a cold dish such as radishes in sour cream, all usually served with vodka
[Russian, from zakusit' to have a snack]
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Add a little fun in between bites of zakuski with the Lucky Shot Roulette Drinking Game.
Next is her autobiographical "The Gastronomical Me," followed by "An Alphabet for Gourmets," which takes readers from A for dining alone to Z for zakuski (another word for hors d'oeuvres).
If you have a crowd, pick some items from the zakuski selection -- eggplant caviar, smoked salmon, cucumber-and-tomato salad, etc.
Another Russian culinary tradition can also be attributed mainly to the climate, namely the zakuski table which became popular during the 19th century.
On Graf Ignatiev boulevard, tempting smells waft from stalls selling zakuski - filo pastries and dough-based snacks stuffed with cheese or sweet fillings - which Bulgarians devour in the morning.
Even though the word means "little bites," zakuski evolved into a lavish spread of hors d'oeuvres.
The two leaders enjoyed Russian zakuski meat and fish snacks, with their world politics.
Common zakuski that are paired with vodka include cornichons and other pickled vegetables