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By EMMA YOULE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Food blogger Katrina Kollegaeva serves up an eastern European feast at a secret Baltic brunch club at her Wood Green home.
She welcomed strangers who found out about the meal online to her flat in Sylvan Avenue on Sunday (June 19).
The menu included ham baked in hay, a Russian dish from the Middle Ages, Borodinsky bread which is made using a traditional Russian rye sourdough, rye bread ice-cream, and sea-buckthorn cheesecake.
The 31-year-old host, who moved to the UK from Estonia in 1998, said: “I definitely think there’s a huge gap for eastern European food, it’s not as alien as people think. It’s very heart warming - especially with the British weather.”
She has tapped into the online supper club network hosting events every couple of months and hopes to attract more guests from Haringey.
“I’ve got an interest in the routes of my food culture,” said Katrina, who works for the Soil Association. “You miss your homeland and you miss your family so you try and link up to what you remember of your memories through food.”
To find out more about the brunch club visit Katrina’s blog The Gastronomical Me at www.gastronomicalme.com or email RussianBrunchClub@hotmail.co.uk