Lenten cuisine, Novo-Tikhvinsky nunnery


Host Stanislav Salnikov found out how to prepare Ural-style Lenten dumplings, what a cellarer is and who is considered to be the patron saint of chefs.

Orthodox monasteries have served as a place of refuge for travellers for hundreds of years. Nowadays the Simeonovsky Metachion at the Novo-Tikhvin Women’s Monastery, located in the village of Merkushino, continues this tradition of hospitality. The people here are always ready to greet pilgrims travelling to visit sacred places with open arms and share the monastery’s recipes with them. Host Stanislav Salnikov found out how to prepare Ural-style Lenten dumplings, what a cellarer is and who is considered to be the patron saint of chefs.