Alphabet of taste. RTR. MC Mike

Why do people need freeze-dried food, who needs bacon in the desert, and how did the tongue bring it to the Sahara, and what did the Berbers do with the Moldovan flag?

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-Welcome, our dear viewers. RTR Moldova and Azbuka vkusa (The Book of Taste) are starting their work. On the one hand, you’ll say, “Where are you rushing off to in such a hurry?” And I’ll tell you why – because our guest today is Dmitry Voloshin, a man who has actually run thousands of kilometers on his own feet, achieved crazy results, both physical and, I think, psychological, inside, and today he will teach us how to cook something absolutely unimaginable. Good afternoon.

– Mike, if you ran like you say you did, you’d come first in this Sahara.

– Yes, thank you very much. I always knew that the Sahara would be the end of my tongue, so to speak, and now I’ve got to change the saying.

– To the finish line.

-Yes. -I want to go straight to…

-So that’s it.

-What have you got there?

-Much respected Mike, today I want to teach you how to cook the kind of food that desert runners usually eat. And they make a very simple meal. They take with them these packages called “freeze-dried food,” “freeze-dried food.” Do you know how it’s done? The usual way.

-Comfeed? Compound feed, you mean?

– We used to call it, yeah, “feed” or “compound feed,” as in…

-Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

-In general, freeze-dried food is the kind of food that is regular food, but without water. So, for example, you cook today…

-Mangoes, peppers, eggplant…

-Fritters, right?

– Yes.

– Then you take them, finely chop them, and put them in an oven, and all the water evaporates, and you get a little sand, a little powder, and you rub it into a bag, and give it to me, and I run with it in the Sahara. I’m so tired, after the third day, I fall down, then…

– On the contrary, you need water.

– There is water there, you understand, the organizers give water. I take the water, I pour it into this little powder, and I have your pancakes, just like you. I just don’t carry all the water with me, you know?

-And a frying pan.

– This thing here, it’s about a thousand calories, you can eat it twice, and it weighs a shitload. And if you take the bags off and put it in cellophane, it won’t weigh a thing at all.

– Well, there are some limits on the amount, right, how much in the backpack? That is, the less weight, the easier, in fact, as though to run?

-Well, yes, that is, the organizers generally regulated that it is necessary to take with itself not less than 2 thousand calories for day. Seven days, that means you have 14 thousand calories in your backpack. Here you go. Who has these… Somebody took more, and most people took more. It just seemed like 2,000 calories was bullshit, you and I on a normal day, on a weekday, we eat two and a half.


-And people were taking three, some were taking 4,000 calories a day.

– And where did they end up?

– Ten kilos of food, you know? People were carrying lard, meat, some sweets.

– In the desert.

– Yeah, in the desert. And when they ran the first day, they realized that it was too much, and they started being generous, you know, they started handing out food left and right. And the people who came running with the minimum, they’re happy to eat that food.

-But wait, but that didn’t come right away either, it came with experience, so to speak. Do you remember your first marathon, I mean, when you had to…

-First marathon, here, here’s the food, I made this dessert, I’ll make you such a dessert today. It’s gel, regular marathon gel. So when people are running on the course, you’re not going to cook on the way, pour water into jars, and dissolve the powder.

-Well, I see. There’s a… Yes.

– Rip it off, suck it off, rip it off, suck it off. It’s fast and very energy-intensive.

-It’s almost space food. I want to tell our viewers that we’re going to be doing the same thing here, I mean on this side of the table, although the flag has already been in how many places? It’s been…

-He’s been to a lot of places.

– He’s been to Saharan…

– He hasn’t been to Saharna, you know.

-Where was he? -He was in the Sahara.

– In the Sahara.

– In the Sahara.

-Yes. -He was…

-He was in the Sahara, my dear friends. He hasn’t been to the Sahara yet.

– He hasn’t been, yes.

-Imagine the geographical distances.

– Maybe in a couple of years I’ll take him to Saharna.

-Yeah, yeah, I almost got in trouble.

– It’s broken, you see, the Berbers were fixing it. I ran and broke it, I ran under the ribbon, and it crunched, and I found the locals, and they were happy to fix it for me. Sat around, fiddled with it. Very responsive guys.

-Well, did you catch up with them afterwards or what, or did you go back to them? Or did they run away…

-It was in the camp already, I came to them, showed them, in Berber explained the problem, they fixed it for me.

-That’s very nice. Okay. Well, Dimitri, then start cooking a real marathon runner.

– Yes, I start cooking.

– And I, so to speak, will be cooking with you today, our esteemed viewers, two dishes that, in principle, are also prescribed to marathon runners and those who have an active lifestyle, lead an active lifestyle, do sports. That’s exactly what running is all about. Today, then, we are going to make, attention, a super nutritious and beautiful Napoleon cake, only vegetable, vegetable Napoleon cake…

– Vegetable Napoleon.

-For this we need eggplants, aka “blue”, we need red peppers, we need cottage cheese, it’s in the fridge Hansa, you know. We’ll finely chop the onions, which I’ll probably do, and the basil. That’s all we’re going to have kind of the consistency of that, we’re going to try it out.

– Mike, first question.

– Yeah.

-What, who needs a vegetable Napoleon for? Who would eat such a weird dessert?

-Well, I’ll tell you, Dimitri, that not all of our viewers are runners, we have many waiters, lazybones, watchers…

-The more so they will not eat it. Normal people eat a normal Napoleon, with cream.

-With cream. But it’s for those who want to get in shape now, maybe by summer. How have I lost 4 kilos now?


-That’s Tatiana and, so to speak, a minimum of bread, that is, I now “Napoleon” can not afford such a thing. But I can afford this “Napoleon”.

-Why is it called “Napoleon”?

– Because the cooking algorithm is very similar to “Napoleon”, i.e. there is a layer of baked eggplant, then a curd mass with basil and onion, then a layer of baked red pepper, then again, and then…

– I’d love to try that.

-Yes, and it’s right juicy, and you when you bite into it, I don’t know how in the desert, as you say in the desert, you know, but…

-I’ll tell you what they say in the desert.

-Yes. -Then I… I suggest we start slicing right away. I’m slicing quietly here, sometimes I’ll kind of put my five cents in and comment, and Dimitri will tell you how, with the help of simple means and kombiko… sublimated food, food you can cook yourself for the races.

-I’ve already said that freeze-dried absolutely different flavors come in, different manufacturers, I’m not going to advertise a particular one. But it kind of seems cool at first, because you open it up, you pour it in, and all of a sudden you have pasta with salmon in a béchamel sauce. You know? It’s cool. But on the sixth day, all the flavors merge into one, and you just chew it, not figuring out what you’re eating, it just turns into regular food, which means it’s no fun at all.

Generally speaking, the bags look like this. You can pour water in here, and it steams in it for 5-6 minutes. But since we were saving as much as possible, I, for example, didn’t take these bags, because they are foiled and heavy, I transferred this whole mass, I don’t know, is it possible to make some zoom to show what is here? I’ll show it myself. That kind of powder.

-Yes, I’ll have the cameraman take it now, per your request.

-I put it in cellophane bags, which don’t weigh anything, and carried it in them. Maybe the guys will show the picture afterwards?

– Yes, we’ll be sure to have not only pictures during our program today, we’ll include excerpts from the video so that people can see…

– Well, what did we do?

– …What kind of trials did Dmitri go through.

-We used to take a pot, put it on the fire, tear the thorns, light them, put the pot on fire, and boil the water. Today instead of a pot we have a wonderful colored kettle with water in it. We took an ordinary bottle in which organizers hand out water, and cut it up like that, and we had two containers. Here we made tea, and here we made the main food. And it all goes on very easily, really. And some of the Americans who came, I don’t know who taught them, they have some coaches, they say, “Why do you have to find a pot with you?” It’s kind of titanium, it weighs 50 grams, but they decided not to take the pot, and they didn’t heat the water in a specific way: they just threw the bottle in the sand, and it got heated there to 50-60 degrees.

-What kind of bottle? It wasn’t plastic?

-Plastic. There’s no other kind.

– And the plastic didn’t melt?

– It didn’t.

– Oh, wow. Well, it’s probably Boy Scout school, I guess.

– Look, it makes you want to eat some hot stuff anyway, you know? I don’t know, we’re probably from our region, eating this body temperature grease is, well, unpleasant. And when it’s hot – oh, you can’t taste it, it’s good.

-Yes. But you see, it’s good that now, with us in our program not only, so to say, appliances Hansa, to which Dima immediately found an approach, but also, as you see, and all sorts of accessories, all sorts, from Möbel Land, especially, which is already more than five years in the market and provides German quality furniture and everything that you need for kitchen and for a life.

-Dude, you just said it so well.

-But I don’t think that’s…

-Can I come with my… With my apron?

-I don’t think there’s any in the desert. Well, sure, yeah. But they still put your partners on some kind of t-shirts there, the elements, no?


– Does everybody run the way they want to?

– Anything you want, you can run naked. But the organizers do make you take some things that you’re just… have to have. Like a backpack, a sleeping bag, pins for stabbing a number, a poison pump, a flashlight…

-What? -Jadot Suction?

-Yeah, it’s one of those things, like, now, hold on… Wait for it. Oop, see, there it is…


– And…

-Because, so to speak, while the runners are running…

-If you get bitten by some scorpion or some wild thing, so you can… If you don’t have a friend in the wilderness, right?

– So that’s actually why you’re running, I take it, because you’re being chased…

– From the bugs, yes.

-…A bunch of scorpions and some kind of scolopendra.

– Here. That’s the kind of metal blanket you have to take with you, in case you get cold in the desert or something happens to you, or maybe you get very hot. And a compass, yeah, like this… thing.

– Well, it’s just that…

-Well, stuff that you don’t normally use, but you have to carry it around.

-So that our… viewers…

-That’s how you advertise. You can’t do a show without commercials, so you have to do it.


– And we have to carry a whistle with us.

-And that’s a perfectly normal thing to do.

-Totally normal.

-I mean… You didn’t come to this right away, but once you were like this, like this… Like this…

You remember the first time you ran, don’t you?

– Dude, actually, I…

-You didn’t just take off and run.

– …I remember very well, very well. I’m sitting like, you know, so sad, and I was sad for the last year already, I just had such a long sadness, smoothly turning into depression, “how to go on living?” called, you know, mid-life crisis, you read about it?

– Well…

-You don’t know it, apparently.

– What time does it start?

-I was about 38.

-Ah, so I have another year.

-Yeah. -And then… Oh, fuck, if you can’t think of anything, it’s depressing. I’m sitting like this, you know, for a year in front of the monitor, and I’m thinking – and how to go on living? And suddenly I see Skype blinking. Oops, you said a commercial again, dude.

-It’s okay.

– Yes? And…

-What, Skype, I can say that.

-Oh, God, like you said.

-We’ll cut it out later.

-There. The link comes from a friend of mine. I click that link…


– And there, long story short, where the dude writes that “here I am…I was depressed at 38, yeah, I didn’t know what to do, and I found out about triathlon, and I started doing triathlons, and I became Ironman two years later.” Yes?

– So just like that, exactly like Dimitri says.

– Yes. And he wrote a report about how he trained, and how the race went, and how he became… And I’m sitting there, I didn’t know anything at all about the sport, about triathlon. I when I… I was just stunned that there was such a thing, and that the average office mold could achieve such a thing, and the next day I went to buy sneakers, and it was on.

– And his name wouldn’t happen to be Usain…



-Ucaine doesn’t write anything.

-No, unfortunately, he doesn’t, yes. Ladies and gentlemen, if I may interrupt Dimitri for a few seconds. We need to bake our blue ones now. Look, we cut them up like this on purpose, so that we can make layers, so to speak, out of them. We’re going to put them in a Hansa oven, you can set the temperature, it’s about a degree or so… Now we are going to put it on, here it is, our mode, so that it bakes well on both sides. We’ll put the temperature, I think it’s 200 degrees, the time will be 15-20 minutes. Let’s do 20. All, the process went, here everything is very simple, and then we can chat with Dmitri, and I’ll cook the next one…

-And the next thing is even easier. I just take the boiling water, and I pour in my freeze-dried food.

-That is, in the desert, by and large, well, as, conditionally speaking, the problem is to get the boiling water itself, that is to make it somehow, yes?

– Yes. And it’s done very simply…

-What is this, some kind of special spoon?

-It’s a catcher, you know, it’s called a spoon combined with a fork, yes, a catcher.

-A spoon with a fork.

– You take one with you…

-I’m out.

-You take a fork, you dig out the thorns, if you have time, you know who the first to come, there’s a large camp, 1200 people, you managed to come first, collected the thorns, all, you have hot food. If you’re the last one to arrive, you don’t have the thorns anymore.

-I mean, there are some special stops when…

-Oh, what a smell. That’s great.

-And I can already smell it. I can hear it already, yeah.


– Can you hear it? Are the slices of bread forming here?

-Yeah, bread crumbs.

– It’s all from this… from this powder?

-Yes, you pour these things in, and that’s it, it’s ready to eat. Five, ten minutes, and you’re good to go.

-That’s it. If we don’t need the kettle anymore…

– Yeah.


– I figured it out. It’s a very simple technique. And these…

-So, these so-called pit stops, how often do they happen? How long do you have to run, run, run, then they give you the opportunity to stop?

-Well, look, it’s a start every day.

-But the checkpoints are these.

-Every day at eight in the morning 1200 people go to the start on wobbly legs, yes, the arch, the start, everybody ran. They run there for 5-6 hours, sometimes 12, sometimes 30. They come, there is a camp somewhere in the desert. They go there, and they sort of relax and make such bivouacs, you know, big tents, and there they live in a tent with eight people.

-Well, I thank our director for showing this footage as we speak, and thank you for providing us with this video information. And it turns out that there are these so-called checkpoints, and every morning…

– Checkpoints, checkpoints are different. While you’re running for 10 hours, you can’t run for 10 hours without water, right?

-I don’t.

-Me, too. Every 10-12 kilometers there are checkpoints, as you called them correctly, we call them “watering holes.”

-Watering hole? -Yeah.

-Yes. -You run up and they give you a 1.5-liter jug of water. You grab it, whip out what’s left, pour it into these tanks.

-How does your body behave at this time? Attention, we also send the red peppers in the oven, the same mode, the same time is just very, very good for us. So, Hansa, get to work.

– Fine, fine. What “how does the body behave?”

-Well, how does it behave? I mean, it has to go through… When Dmitri Voloshin lived, so to speak, worked, created all kinds of interesting…

-He was a normal person, let’s say, yes.

-played guitar, I remember.


-And he probably still plays it.

-He still does, yeah. -Yeah.

-Yeah. -Created all kinds of computer graphic stuff, got all kinds of… I got all kinds of awards, that’s it. And that’s when Dmitri got, as you say, the idea to run away.



– “What are you doing? Everything was so good!”

-Where is this point X, this edge, which is… When you have in your head the question, and you need to do it further or not?

-You know what the trick is? I didn’t start exercising because I wanted to improve my health, and that’s why my body didn’t immediately react. If I said: “Okay, we’re going to do health now,” it would immediately stress out and do everything it could to keep me from doing it.


– And I’d say, “We’re going to run a marathon, health-wise, that’s how it’s going to be.”

And that’s how he would…

– Oh, I mean, just, I mean, a bark like that.

-Organism didn’t understand, yeah, what happened. And then a year or two or three years later, he looks, and he’s not the same guy anymore, you know, Dmitry Sergeevich, his blood pressure is no longer 170, you know, his weight is no longer 90, and he feels great. In short… You cheated.

-Well, that’s what I wanted to stress now. So now, after you became a marathon runner, your diet has changed, right? At home, it is clear that you probably do not do things like that. Or do you? Or… Or at home, that’s what it’s like?

-I have this kind of food at home, and all of a sudden there are situations where the wife, for example, went out with her girlfriends on a Friday night, yeah, and two hungry kids. “Daddy, feed them.” Dad opens the fridge, and there’s like a Hansa fridge in your weekend studio, nothing there.

– Nah, we leave it sometimes.

-And then Dad goes to his stash, pulls out some freeze-dried food…

– Magic, huh?

-Magical. The kids are happy because you can choose at least as much as in a restaurant, right? “I want pasta, I want salmon, I want borscht, I want this, I want that.” Pour boiling water on it, and we have a feast, we have fun.

– And the kids are fed, and Dad is happy, and, so to speak, and Mom is not worried too….

-Dad is happy, yes.

-…That as if the kids won’t be fed. But now, it turns out, you have, in addition to this, let’s say, well, family meal, at work, that is now the ration… What’s my point? I mean, have you changed your diet now? Do you keep to a certain schedule, or do you allow yourself to do some loading days, or days off?

-Obviously, once a week you should allow yourself to eat absolutely everything. “Napoleon, not “Napoleon”, but “Napoleon Napoleon Bonaparte,” big chunks of it, with cream, because your brain is built in such a way, that it needs to rest from psychological burden, because if you limit yourself in everything, you go crazy. And, again, there is no goal in itself to lose weight.

-I mean, it just goes by itself.

-Organism itself is telling you, yeah: “Man, well, here’s fatty meat, it makes you sick. You ate pork, yeah, you can feel it, you feel bad, well, not that.”

-It’s a little bit heartburn, that’s all, yeah, yeah, yeah.

-Fu, it just does not go. Not because “here I do not eat meat”, I just do not like it already, you know? And here is a light food such, you can eat a lot.

-Good. Now, it turns out that you monitor some new marathons every time, and you organize yourself here and in our country, and I’m not just talking about our capital, I understand that marathons go far beyond our city. You’ll find out about it right after the commercial on RTR Moldova.

-Good talk.

-Let’s continue, our dear viewers. “Alphabet of Taste”, today crazy recipes from Dmitry Voloshin, because…

– Very complicated.

– Like… Well, complicated, but simple at the same time.

-Get your pens, paper, tape recorders, and take notes.

-Well, he’s doing it on purpose now, sarcastically, because, actually, I’m standing here, agonizing kind of a little bit, but not as much. We’re talking about marathons, and here we ended our conversation on the fact that organizing marathons doesn’t just take place… Dmitry Voloshin, not only in our city, you’re already going outside, so to speak.

-It’s necessary to go beyond, in fact, if possible always, constantly, out of the comfort zone.

That’s it, that’s everyone’s must-do. Do you want to propagandize a little bit about this?

-Yes, I want people to…

-You want the nation to be healthier; you want people to be happier?

-Fuck, you said it all, man, did you invite me in? You know everything. You know everything.

– And you can just say yes.

-Yes, I want it to be like that, I want a little bit of a change in the way our citizens think about what… what’s good and what’s bad, how you can live, enjoy a full life. You know, like there’s a life without children… Have you ever had a life without children?

-Well, for a while.

-Yeah. And then all of a sudden you had kids and you said: “Ah, oh-oh, now I’m living.” It’s the same with sports, you know? Life without sports, and when you start doing them, you realize that you were missing out on a lot while you weren’t doing it.

-Good. But my understanding is that the trend, in fact, it… it’s supported by our citizens. How often do foreign visitors come to these marathons? That’s the first question. And the second question – is there any kind of statistics about the marathons already, how much, so to speak, our citizens have grown fond of these kinds of events, events that take place here and in Balti, where else have you done there?

-I’m making Moroccan tea now, as it’s done in the desert. You take half a bottle, throw in a bag of sugar, a bag of tea, and sugar, you pour your own, and then you also beg from the neighbors. The more sugar, the better.

– Here. What I meant to say was that sugar…

-You can’t go without sugar, it’s got energy, you have to… You have to save every calorie in the desert. Here.

-You mean you can have sugar? I’m just talking out loud now, right?

-You should. There, yes. That’s where you can fatten up, you know, to the max.

– Oh, I mean, you can.

– You can do anything.

– No, I don’t really need it, but I’m just asking.

-You can get into your neighbors’ bags at night, you can eat, especially those who have too much food, who don’t calculate, they’ll thank you in the morning.

– Yes, I mean on purpose, right? Dear friends, cottage cheese. In the cottage cheese, we have here finely chopped onions, and I also chopped a little bit of basil. Now we’re putting the cottage cheese in here, put it in here… Put the cottage cheese in here… So, it turns out that, by and large, for some such excesses…

-Great. Oh, let me try.


-Can I have a bite?


-When I was in the desert…

-Dmitry missed the food.

-Yeah, I missed squirrels, a lot.


– Most of all I wanted to eat a steak, a piece of roast meat.

-You mean thinking about meat in the desert?

– It was a surprise to me because our food is mostly carbohydrate, yep, and there wasn’t enough protein. I was just dreaming. And as we were driving back, they put us on the buses, from the last stage, driving, and we stopped. “Guys, we’re stopping, we’re going to give you some normal food for the first time after eight days in the desert.” And they gave us these buns of some horrible color, so incomprehensible, and in the middle was a chicken cutlet, like a hamburger, they called it. And how we sank our teeth into these burgers, this piece of meat, it was so good. And there’s a picture that sticks in my mind. We were sitting like this, squatting, you know, the way the bums eat, and this dude was sitting there, he had a gold Rolex watch, and he was clutching this hamburger like a wolf, looking around to make sure no one would take it away from him. And next to him, two meters away, the dude eases up, turns around, he doesn’t care, you know? So the desert shows how simple everything has to be in our society, how much we complicate things.

-And this, by the way, changes our consciousness and our attitude toward social life in general.

– Yes, yes, to life in general. Absolutely.

– Yeah.

-Mike, I’m ready to give you a taste of the food. Very…

– You want me to do it with a spoon?

-Yeah, with a spoon.



-Is it hot?

-It’s hot, yeah. You can blow on it, try it. What’s it look like? I don’t even know what I did to you. There’s all kinds of food, too. What does it look like? It’s potatoes, salmon and some kind of sauce.

-Potatoes I can smell. Not much salmon, it’s like chicken meat. Hey, that’s pretty cool.

-It looks like what? It’s like mashed potatoes, right?

-Well, like mashed potatoes, like… Yeah, mashed potatoes. It’s like mashed potatoes.

– A mashed pot roast.

-A roast, when you put some breadcrumbs in it, it’s…

-It reminds me of food, you know.

-Yeah, it definitely reminds me of food.

-It’s perfect. You know what’s good about the desert? That you don’t think you have to eat. You know, you have it written, “so, Tuesday, lunch.” You open the bag, you pour the water, you don’t know what’s in there. You planned it in Chisinau. You open it, you eat it, and you go to bed. And here we have the agony: what to cook, how to cook, what to buy, whether to eat or not to eat, useful or not, allowed or not allowed? You have a limited amount of water, you drink a glass, that’s it. And it cleanses the brain very well, this release from these, from making decisions. You don’t make any decisions there at all, you…

-Your instincts are working?

-Well… Yeah, that you can satisfy, most of them. You come in relieved, nullified, circumcised, totally happy, and glowing, you know? And then you come to Chisinau, and oops, straight to work the first day…

-And that’s how…

-…-And you’re a-hole-hole-hole-hole-hole-hole-hole-hole. “O-o-o, I want to go to the desert!”

-And from somewhere the desire to make the city better too, right? So now we’re going to get busy, we’re going to get busy making those very cherry and oatmeal… delicious, for marathon runners, pancakes or pancakes.

– Pancakes, right?

-Yeah, which… Well, we’ll make biscuits to order.

– Thank you.

– So we need oatmeal…

-She won’t give us anything, by and large.



-Well, I guess they kind of think it’s very nutritious, and it’s kind of full of all kinds of calories.

-Do you have any sugar?

-So, oatmeal, you have to mix in coconut shavings, they write…

-Don’t we add it?

-No, we don’t, okay then.

-Coconut shavings, lol.

-Yes. Salt, salt, yes, to get a flour base, so salt.

-Will the salt help get the meat… base?

-I’m kind of like… the flour base, I don’t know what… With what now…

-Maybe we’ll add my feed?

-No, then I’m afraid it’s going to be a completely different base. So, here it says that the body will get all the energy it needs without overloading the gastrointestinal tract, so to speak, with extra sugars. So, let’s mix in the coconut flakes… flour, flour and salt.

– And here’s the flour, I got it.

-Thank you. But we have, no, Dimitri, thank you very much, but we have a different way, we have a special. Möbel Land provides various accessories for…

-Do we have sugar? Do we have sugar?

-…For your furniture. Möbel Land. Need… Do you need sugar?


– I’d be happy to. Now, we have everything, everything. We got everything.

-Great. It’s good that they’re different colors so you can’t confuse them with something else. But actually, that’s a great idea.

-Not only do they differ in color, they also differ in content.

– I’ve arranged them so that they don’t get lost.

– Yeah, I think it’s probably all a desert experience, too.

-Do you know how the desert makes everyone so simple?

-It’s really great.

-There’s Moroccan tea. What’s the secret of Moroccan tea? As they used to say…

– What’s the secret of Moroccan tea, tell me.

-Yes. As a Jew used to say, “Don’t spare the brew, Jews.” And the secret of Moroccan tea is “don’t spare the sugar, Moroccans.” You know what assholes they are?

Can you imagine, I don’t know who came up with the marketing ploy, but at the finish line there is a booth where they hand out tea to the finishers. It’s good, strong, with sugar. But the trick is that they give out 20-25 milligrams. That is a cardboard cup, and on the bottom is a centimeter, so you understand, of tea.

-I mean, we usually do that sometimes, like, hard drinks, for the holidays, right?

-Yes. It’s even disrespectful to drink such strong drinks in small doses. And you come running, you drink your drink, and they say… and you want more, of course, because you haven’t had a drink in a long time, and they say…

– “No, no.”

– “No, no. Just test,” they say the key phrase, and you start actively disliking the Berbers, you know? I mean, you’ve run 86 kilometers, you’ve run for 12 hours, you know, you haven’t had a drink in a very long time, and you feel sorry for 20 milligrams of tea. I’m keeping quiet about how much it costs to slot in, to participate in this event.

-I’m afraid to even ask, but I’m very interested, actually.

-And I had to. And I did squeeze a few cups of tea with the boys, despite their violent protests. I was afraid that there would be some kind of political conflict, but it worked out. It turns out you can.

-You can ask for a refill, I guess, just like eating.

-Yes. -They don’t give it, you just have to take it, you know? You take it, you look him in the eye and you tell him. And he understands that if you now… He takes that tea away from you, there will be a political conflict of some kind. A war in fact. The main thing is to look very strictly.

-But then again, you get there on your own, right?

– No, no.

– How… How do you usually do it? I mean, you check in online. For example, someone now… So… Well, here’s a sudden thought…

-Yes. If any of us run the Sahara in 2018, you have to go to the Marathon des Sables website and apply, pay for participation, well, whatever. And in 2018, you get to the town of Ouarzazate in Morocco, and from there you get bused to the desert. That’s it, and it starts there. And there you can, in principle, not even run. There are characters, and there are quite a few of them, who arrive, run for the first day, and on the second day they say, “We give up.”

-And then what do they do with them?

– They’re dragged with the runners all six days, fed and watered, and brought back.

-Ah, so it’s just an extreme kind of vacation.

-Yeah, you just run once and you get tired, you say, “That’s it, I don’t want to run any more.” Not everybody runs the whole race. Some run a day, two, three, whoever they want.

-So, what, dear friends? Instead of mango, as you can see, I’m trying to peel it now, and cut it into small pieces now, instead of mango you can take a more familiar fruit for us, for example quince. But the mango is said to be very good for… for runners, it’s in the category of ten foods for marathon runners. Have you heard of it, Dimitri?

– Sure I have. I’m an expert, I guess, yeah, I’m supposed to be, supposedly, in the nutrition of marathon runners.

-Well, I… No, I kind of… It’s the nutrition, it’s…

– Is that a mango or a potato? It looks like a potato.

-It’s a mango. It’s in… when preparing for a run, that’s kind of what they recommend eating. That includes, by the way, our green onions that we cut up, here, cottage cheese goes in there, too. Coconut, by the way, coconut oil is also prescribed by nutritionists, they say that they also have useful properties and nutrients for the body, which will not give, so to speak…

-To run out of strength. Let’s say then in a nutshell also about marathon food. The main criteria are two: there are fast and slow carbohydrates, right?

-Highly digestible?

– There are… Fast carbohydrates are sweets, for example, yes, candy. It… It gets energy into your bloodstream fast, gives you energy fast, but just as fast then it disappears, you have insulin in there, and you’re hungry again, in short.

-You mean it’s like in the game “Super Thread,” literally, poof, and for a couple of seconds, right?

-Yeah, turbo mode, that’s it.


-That’s it. And you’re hungry again, you’re hungry again. And there are long carbs like porridge, vegetables, that’s what we’re doing now. You’ve eaten, and you don’t want to eat for two or three hours. So, you have to eat short carbs before and during your workout, fast carbs so you have energy, and long carbs, to use them for recovery, because your body doesn’t have time to digest. I’ve had a couple of times when I was running, now in the desert, and while you’re running, if you eat solid foods, I took nuts, raisins, it doesn’t have time to digest because all the blood from the stomach goes to the muscles to move, yeah, to cool down the body, it doesn’t have time for that. And this food can lie in your stomach for hours without being digested. That’s why kind people came up with gels called, sports gels. These are very fast carbohydrates, which instantly, in 10 minutes get into your bloodstream and give you energy.

-And they’re absorbed immediately, right?

-Yes. -You’re gonna try it and tell me what you think. That’s how it comes off, that’s how I ripped it off, there you go. You squeeze it in your mouth, it’s delicious.

-How much do I squeeze?

-Half in your mouth.

– Cheers.

-Yes. -Well, here, it’s a squeeze, you know, like… Well, it’s like, yeah.

– “Is that milk or kefir?” “Well, it is.”

-You don’t know what it is. But it gives you strength. It doesn’t taste very good.

-I’m strong now.

-No, not yet. In ten minutes, you’ll be strong and… …take care of your equipment.

– Look, watch… watch me, please, and I… Here’s what she tells us, it’s kind of like… But I’d still, honestly, I’d leave it, now I’m turning it over here.

-So, I’ll stay out of the way then.

– Gently. You tell me, Dimitri…

-I’ll try the tea.

-Here’s the tea. There you go. Yes.

-It’s real Moroccan tea.

– Notice under what conditions and in what utensils, I mean, this is happening now.

-Fine. We really put very little sugar… We put it in, we put it in, we put it in… we add very little sugar to the tea in order to understand what Moroccan tea looks like. Just put, put, add 4-5 spoonfuls of sugar in a glass of tea, and you have beautiful Moroccan tea on the table. And it doesn’t matter what color the bag is.

– So, what’s up? I’ll leave our gradients for “Napoleon” for about 15-20 minutes, and I’ll keep an eye on them, because our conversation is really interesting.


-Now. That’s a cherry. I don’t know if Dimitri misses this kind of thing or not.

-I eat all the time, it’s not the first time you’ve invited me, and I always…

– Here. And now let us, our dear friends, take a break for a little commercial, after which we’ll be back. The final part of the program with Dmitry Voloshin awaits you, because we’re still holding one little secret ingredient, and after that…


-Yes, yes, yes, to please Dima and to please you. Cook with us and don’t go anywhere, we’ll be back soon.

So, as for the sports food of a marathon runner, we have already found out from Dmitry Voloshin, that actually you should take the minimum with you, but to get here such a maximum, and all kinds of refinements, so to speak, they already help, and here is the universality.

-It’s very similar, pay attention, it’s the same thing.

-Yes, exactly the same. What do we do next? We’re making marathon pancakes now. We’re going to need coconut oil for that now. It’s basically on sale, because that’s what it’s on…..

-Miracle of some kind.

– …They recommend, yes, frying it.

– That’s amazing. Look how beautiful it is. That’s enough, I think that’s enough.

-There. That’s what we’re actually going to fry on now. What kind of pancakes? So we have oatmeal in there, we have flour in there, we have salt in there…

– Yeah. Eggs.

– Egg, milk…

– Mango. The main ingredient.

-Mango. Yeah. We kind of, yeah… The mango and the egg, we put it in a blender. Now, as you can see…

– That’s going to be a lot. Let’s pour it somewhere. In this beautiful plate right here, that’s what it’s for. There you go, oops. That’s it, that’s enough oil. But…

-Go ahead, I’ll have one, you have the other, right? -Go ahead.

-Go ahead. No, you give me one, and you give me the other.

-I’ll take the second and the third. It’s called…..


– “marathon man pancakes.”

-Yes. -It’s before the start, because after the start…

-It’s before the start, yeah. It’s…

– Ah. It’s different at the finish line.

-…So to speak, pancakes, which…which, so to speak, prepares you, prepares you for the marathon.

– Here I’ll do four, yes, because there are four of us here. From what I can see, there’s probably more people here but…


-They just don’t fit in the pan.

-There’s a little tip of what we were saying, the little secret ingredient, the cherry you use, you can have.

– Mm. That’s perfect.

– You, so to speak, now, here’s hiding it.

-I’ll help you.

– You hide it in these pancakes. Now you see, it’s basically like…

– Let’s put a garlic clove in there.

– …Like a… Like a snack. I don’t have a garlic clove on me right now, but…

-That would be a surprise, you know.

-For a marathon runner?

– Yeah.

-What, you can do that kind of thing in the desert? I think it’s gonna smell like that all over the desert.

-Listen, there’s such a smell, people haven’t washed for two weeks, what do you think the smell is? Beautiful, you know, the natural smell of unwashed people. That sounds great, very optimistic.

-Yes. -Well, there we are, in fact, the main components now…

-Fine, that’s…

-…It’s on, now we kind of have to wait.

-You’re welcome.

– Thank you. You, so to speak, eat. Eat with pleasure, you’re a guest today. I’m going to check on our peppers and…

-This is the kind of thing I’ve wanted for a long time.

-No, they’re still… They’re still…

-It’s not the one that… It’s kind of nice on the arm, yeah…

-Ten more minutes.

– And then you open it up, and it warms up.

– Yeah, they’re magical, yeah…

-It’s induction, right?

-That’s the right answer, yes. But there’s something in it right now that’s…

-It’s stopped squeaking. Why? Could it have something to do with the fact that they stopped heating up?

-No, I think it’s heating, it can’t stop heating. Is the stove on? It’s on.

– But you’ve never seen what coconut oil looks like in a frying pan.

– Here, I haven’t seen, by the way, yes, what it does.

– It doesn’t squirt.

-Yes. Well, coconut oil, you know, I think you can use it for all sorts of… all sorts of dishes, although I see that Dimitri and coconut are incompatible. Well, before we finish grilling everything here, Dimitri, why don’t you give us some recommendations from someone with experience? What I would like to convey to the citizens of the entire planet, I understand, and not just limited to these…

– Citizens, plant trees.



-You’re for…

– And that’s because I kind of want to take this opportunity to say that we’re going to launch a new project within a week or two, which is dedicated to the fact that you can plant a tree with your own hands. You buy a tree from a website, and specially trained people take the tree, buy it for your money, and plant it in the place that you indicated, and hang up a tag that this tree was planted as if it were you.


– Yeah. You saw what a disaster we had a month ago, did you see what was going on?

– Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s it, yeah.

-It was creepy. And me and the guys got together, we decided to do a project where we, the citizens, can rebuild our city ourselves, who knows what we can do.

-Well, I understand that in addition to all of these activities, yes, there’s a very boiling process going on directly at the Simpals office, right?

-Yes, it’s crazy going on there. People felt that these ideas are all delirious in their heads, they can be implemented, and let’s go crazy and let’s upload them.

-And that’s it.

-And that’s it, and there’s already so many of them.

-And it all started with these coloring books, all of them, yes, urban ones.

– Yes, yes, yes, all this… It works, you know?

-It works, and it works great.

-It’s a mess. And right now we just don’t have time to do everything. So… Plant trees, citizens.

-Okay. In order for you to get everything… In order for you to get everything done in time, and you get ready then, is this, I think the pancakes are about to be ready. We’re going to watch a video, again, with Dmitry Voloshin, and then we’ll come back to our studio and tell you all the recipes, and we’ll finish making ours, including “Napoleon.” Well, Dima, you know, he’s a sportsman, but he’s busy. Or at least he’s busy, but he’s athletic.

-I wanted to talk some more, but, see, I’m smoothly told, “Go away, Dimitri, don’t hold up the studio,” as they say.

– No, I’m not like that, Dimitri, I’m not saying, Dimitri, all, all…

-OK, I’ll leave, but I’ll be back.

-Yes, I know, and thank you very much, thank you very much. To be honest, I’ll give you pancakes for the road, no matter how much you want them.

-Okay, we’ll make it, yes, that’s it, that’s it.

– While you’re packing your backpack, yes, we’ll do it all. Mm-hmm?

-Mm-hmm. -That’s it, bye.

(Watching a video clip.)

-Dmitry Voloshin, our guest today, so to speak, the author and implementer of many interesting projects in our country and far beyond, a man who, probably by personal example, shows how you can change your life, how you can change your life, and again, do it for the better. A man with a deep sense of patriotism who wants our country and our city to flourish and be more beautiful. He comes from different countries and every time he tries to bring something new into our life with his big friendly office and the Simpals team. So a big hello to all the guys who work in this field. Here you go.

He ran away, because he actually has a lot to do, and I sincerely thank Dmitriy and wish him and the whole family good health and that he continues to be an example for many of us. I thank him for this food that was left empty, so to speak, right? But nevertheless, as I promised, two dishes that nutritionists recommend for those who are going to do active running or marathons. This is Napoleon cake. So what’s it going to look like for us? Actually, it’s very simple, it’s very simple, dear friends. Now I’m literally going to prepare our dishes. We’ve purposely vaporized it now, as they call it.

So, we’re going to need, to begin with, here’s our baked eggplant, which we have been languishing in the oven, right? Here, we lay out one layer. We take the cottage cheese, which we mixed, for those who missed the beginning of the program, look it up on our site, we take the cottage cheese, we put it in the middle, it’s like our layer… like Napoleon. Then we take our sweet peppers, such a sweet-sweet, little strips, which we also baked in our Hansa oven using dishes from Möbel Land. That’s our layering, so to speak, here. You can wait for it all to cool, perhaps.

You will, of course, be much more comfortable doing it now than I am. Then again, we add a layer of cottage cheese on top, and that’s how it goes. I don’t know about you, I’m actually already appetizing, I’m already in anticipation of all these flavors, because the flavors are mind-blowing, the ingredients themselves. A layer of blue again, here, we have this beautiful, baked one like this. You can leave it in the fridge to let it all infuse later, soak it up a little bit, and it tastes so much better cold, as the authors of this recipe and the nutritionists say. Again, I remind you, this is for those with an active lifestyle, because it’s just a treasure trove of vitamins and micronutrients. If you prefer, you can throw some in there now… “Toss.” Tuck our roasted peppers in neatly, or kind of immediately cover the top with another slice of eggplant, for example.

And lo and behold, the “Napoleon” itself. You can decorate it nicely, like they do, so to speak, in haute cuisine, and serve it like this. Here. You’re ready with this “Napoleon”, the more layers, it’s up to you, you can do it. It’s actually really delicious and nutritious. We still… We’ve got the ingredients left over here to make.

Our pancakes. A reminder of what they’re made of. We have them made with one batch of mango, we cut that up into slices, mixed it with an egg in a blender. This mass we added to 100 grams of oat flakes with flour and salt. We mixed it all up, added the coconut shavings, fried it in coconut milk. No sugar, and we added pitted cherries as well. Instead of mango you can, in principle, take a product that we have with you, it’s quince, that is, in terms of consistency, in terms of vitamins as if here recommend to take quince.

Hansa fridge in this case also helps us to keep everything in one piece and, so to say, not to lose its properties.

And here we have yogurt, any fruit yogurt you find that you like. This is the fruit yogurt that you’re now pouring into our marathoner pancakes. Yes, here they are. So that’s how you pour the marathon runner pancakes and basically, they’re ready to be served, they’re ready to be consumed. It’s a pity that Dimitri… Although, what am I going to be on camera now… Dimitri had time to try a piece of fritter. Dima, good luck to you. Thank you very much.

Dmitry did manage to try a piece of a fritter. So that’s how we prepared today two dishes that I brought directly to this studio and, accordingly, the dish that Dmitry Voloshin himself directly used during his crazy desert run.

Well, there you go. Get the most useful things from our programs, visit the site, go to the “Programs” section, find “The ABC of Taste”, watch us again and again. Our guests are, as always, interesting. We try to cheer you up with jokes, humor and, including, of course, recipes for cooking some simple and at the same time interesting dishes. Guten Appetit, says Hansa. “Come into my house”, says Möbel Land to you, because you will find everything for your home, from household sundries to big purchases, such as a whole kitchen or perhaps sofas, beds, chairs. Möbel Land has it all, a 5-year quality guarantee, German quality on the market in our country.

Well, I, Michael Tsurkan, wish everyone to be healthy and I say until we meet soon, do not miss “Azbuka vkusa” to be nourished and happy. Bye.

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