Meat with sweet pepper…

meat with sweet pepperI find things interesting in Russia. The names of items you buy are just basic simple and while I might get some interpretations wrong, it is very easy to shop in Russia, for everything is titled exactly what it is…

The can says Meat (мясо – pronounced – myaso) in big letters and below is at least one of the ingredients in the can. I can attest to the fact it also contains potatoes, but since Russians love sweet peppers, that is the main draw line of advertisement. I know Sveta will roll her eyes and wonder why I eat this, but I do because, I like it and I eat it cold out of the can. It does not bother me in anyway and to me it is good…

It actually is stew in a can, but Russians do not have such a word and it is simply named (like many many items here,) Meat with sweet pepper…

Makes shopping for this grouchy bear easy and the pictures help also! 😉

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My life is actually, even after 10 years here, always fun and exciting. I learn constantly and I contemplate what I know from America and associate it with what I know here. In America, I would buy a can that most likely would say, “Beef Stew!” Is it beef? Well they want you to believe it is…

In Russia is says, “meat!” Not beef, not pork, not rabbit, not horse, but just meat. If you want meat you ask for meat and that could be any number of types of meat and or any number mixed. No one promises beef and tries to cut it with something else, as I watched happen in America a million times and even I in my college units that I directed, we had to mix turkey with beef and or chicken with beef many times and was ordered to do so by the corporation. In fact we would work real hard to get in our contracts with universities and prison systems a clause to allow up to 25% or more filler meat of any type…

In Russia you simply get what it is and no more, “Meat!”

Yes I love Russia!

Kyle and a sleeping Boza; wishing Sveta was here!
Windows to Russia

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