Готовим лагман с Рафиком
Let's cook lagman with Rafik
Welcome to St. Peterburg! Добро пожаловать в Санкт-Петербург!
You have been invited here in preparation for a cooking master-class. You’ll be joining Rafik, SRAS Peer Tutor. SRAS is excited to bring you to Russia and Kyrgyzstan virtually and we hope one day we’ll see you there in person.
Very nice to meet you! Очень рады познакомиться!
Let’s start by letting Rafik, SRAS Peer Tutor, introduce himself:
So how does this work? SRAS will let you know when the experience will take place and how to access it. At the designated time, log in and imagine yourself in Russia or Kyrgyzstan! Rafik will tell you a bit about himself and show you how to prepare lagman – a very popular Central Asian dish.
This live-stream cooking master-class is in English, but we’ll sprinkle some Russian in there, too – listen carefully. During the experience, please consider the following:
- If you can’t hear – let us know – send a chat or speak up
- If you have a question, don’t be shy – just ask or send it via chat
- We encourage interaction! Please particiapte in polls and questions to the group
- Studying Russian? Watch and listen for words you know (see list below)
See you soon! Скоро увидимся!
Cлова для тебя! Words for you!
- растительное масло – vegetable oil
- говядина – beef
- лук – onion
- редька – radish
- картофель – potato
- зелень (джандоо, джусай) – greens (jundoo, jusai)
- сельдерей – celery
- томатная паста – tomato paste
- болгарский перец – bell pepper
- приправа – seasoning
- паста / лапша – pasta / noodle
- соль – salt
- перец – pepper
- Приятного аппетита! – Bon appetite! Enjoy your meal!
Что мы приготовим? What will we cook?
We’ll be cooking the traditional Central Asian dish:
You’ll see SRAS Peer Tutor, native Russian speaker – don’t hesitate to ask if you are curious about something you see. This is an opportunity not just to see a cooking master-class but cook with us and get a sense of the people in Russia. We’re looking forward to seeing you – до встречи!
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