Common Russian foods include borsch (cabbage soup with beets), pirozhki (a small oblong pie filled with a variety of ingredients such as meat, mushrooms, potatoes or cabbage), and blini (pancakes) with black caviar. Pork, sausage, chicken, and cheeses are popular. Russians prefer tea to coffee. Russians drink far more vodka than wine.
Eating with a fork in the left hand and the knife in the right is standard, but many people use only a fork. Hands are kept above the table.