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Final: Switzerland vs. Russia

For the first time in the qualifying stages of The World Cup of Food, there is a clear (at least in our minds) winner between Switzerland and Russia.

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Russian Cuisine — Бефстроганов, Beef Stroganoff

Russia is the largest country in the world by land area, and as you might expect there is a large variety in available ingredients and how they are used.  Classic Central European influences, like roasted meats, rich sauces, and potato dishes exist alongside aspects of Central Asian cuisine like grilled, skewered meats and rice pilafs.  Russian, and later Soviet, imperialism led to not only greater lands and resources for Russia, but the import of new food preparations from the conquered territories, especially those of Ukraine, Armenia, and Uzbekistan.

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