My Mother & I Don’t Talk. But on Thanksgiving, We Make Russian Pie Together.


My Mother & I Don’t Talk. But on Thanksgiving, We Make Russian Pie Together.

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved ones.


Celebrating Thanksgiving as Russians in America was interesting: We didn’t quite understand why we were celebrating a holiday founded on the death and relocation of millions of Indigenous Americans. But with great spirit, each year, my immigrant mother made a kapustniy pirog, aka cabbage pie.

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