Russia has always been a very alluring country to me from the beginning. I had one Russian boyfriend who had a kind heart, but then I left him within two months. Now the next boyfriend I have is also a Russian by origin, but then our compatibility is so high that we are planning to get engaged soon. He tells me to learn about some Russian foods, as he thinks I should know a little about his culture also. For starters I would like to know what are the traditional and common Russian foods so that I can start learning from the scratch? What the herbs and spices used in Russian foods?