(The Nosher via JTA) — Shchi, or Russian cabbage soup, is among the more well-known soups in Russia. It is usually made with white or green cabbage, but some versions are made with other green leafy vegetables, especially spinach, sorrel or nettles.

Shchi is usually served with sour cream and some black bread on the side. Unlike borscht, there are no beets in this soup.

(This recipe was excerpted with permission from “Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking,” by Paola Gavin, published by Quadrille in October.)

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Russian Cabbage Soup
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  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a moderate heat until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add the cabbage and carrots, and continue to cook for a few minutes, stirring from time to time so the vegetables cook evenly.
  3. Add the potatoes, tomatoes, bay leaves and stock; bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper, then cover and simmer for another 20-25 minutes, adding a little water if the soup seems too thick.
  4. Serve hot in individual bowls garnished with dill or parsley and a dollop of sour cream. Serves 4.
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(Acclaimed food writer Paola Gavin has previously published three books: "Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking," "Italian Vegetarian Cooking" and "French Vegetarian Cooking.")

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"Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking"
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