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  • Best Meals to Go: What Do ITMO Students Eat for Lunch?

    As students, our menus included some staples: pasta, sausages, and store-bought pelmeni. Convinced that you can do much more with simple ingredients and a little bit of time on your hands, we asked students at ITMO’s Lomonosova campus about their go-to meals. Here’s their collected wisdom – spoiler alert: no sausages or pelmeni!


  • Cheesecake Lover’s Guide to St. Petersburg

    As summer bids us adieu, the skies grow paler, and the pumpkin spice season approaches, you might find yourself craving a treat – something comforting, filling, and joyful. And what matches that description better than a lovely piece of cheesecake? Here’s our quick guide to some of St. Petersburg’s best spots to try that delectable dessert – whether you prefer it by the (cook)book, with a twist, or even plant-based!


  • Make Borscht Like a Russian

    Make on Monday, eat all week. Invite friends. Have a borscht party. Veggie-rich and hearty, borscht is a perfect winter dish you can master and impress your friends at home and in Russia


  • ITMO Alumnus Ilya Lazerson on Why Chefs Should Have Higher Education

    Today, Ilya Lazerson is one of the most prominent chefs in St. Petersburg and Russia. He worked with owners of world-class restaurants in Europe, published numerous cookbooks, hosted more than one TV show, and joined the Eda (Food) TV channel. These days, Ilya is also a famous YouTube blogger with over a million subscribers. He became interested in cooking when he was fifteen years old and in the 90s, he graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute of Refrigeration Industry (currently, part of ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems). ITMO.NEWS talked to the star chef to learn more about his student years and media presence, as well as what he thinks about the current foodtech trends and the importance of university education for chefs.