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If you come from Russian stock, then raise a glass of vodka to chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales, whose Kachka has become one of the most popular restaurants in Portland, Oregon. Morales — who is the first-generation daughter of immigrants from Belarus — has given her native cuisine a locavore update, to great results. The name Kachka, which means duck, comes from a harrowing tale of how the chef’s father’s mother escaped death by knowing the word for duck in Ukrainian (it was the same as in Belarusian) when she was trying to pass herself off as Ukrainian. “Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking,” which she wrote with Deena Prichep, features all the dishes you’ll see covering a table in a typical Russian spread: herring; dumplings, potato and radish and beet salads; pieroshki and more.
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