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We get food from animals and birds , plants and fishes. We get meat from the cow, the pig and the sheep. From cow we also get milk. From milk we make butter and cheese. We can also get cream from milk .From the cow we get beef, from the pig – pork, bacon and ham, from the sheep – mutton. We get poultry and eggs from ducks and hens. We make flour from wheat , oats , maize and other cereals. From flour we bake bread. We also eat various kinds of fruits and vegetables, berries. They are: potatoes, cabbages, carrots and so on.

Now a few words about meals in our country. The hospitality of Russian people is well – known all over the world .When a foreigner sets foot in Russia first he gets acquainted with it’s cookery – national dishes and meal time. Frequently he gets to know that in this country they are not the same as in his. But he has to do in Russia like Russians do.

The usual meals here are breakfast , lunch, dinner and supper. Sanatoriums ,rest-homes, hospitals and other public establishments generally follow the former order of meals. Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Lunch is a light meal usually in the middle of the day. Dinner is the chief and the most substantial meal. it isn’t served at a definite hour in our country. When it is in the middle of the day the lighter evening meal is called supper.

Working people usually have dinner at the place of their employment. During the break they have either dinner or lunch. In great many homes dinner is followed by a cup of tea with a slice of lemon ,jam or home-made pastry. If you have a special dinner ,a house-warming party for example, you should know how to lay the table on such an occasion. First you spread table cloth and put out table mats to protect the table from the hot dishes ,all the cutlery knives and forks. On the left of each guest you put a small plate for bread and on the right – a wine glass. Don’t forget to put out a table napkins for each guest and place several salt-cellars.


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