Is there really a Russian myth about Solenya, the pickle man?
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Yes. In Russia, a tradition of village life was to give brides on their wedding day a special dish called “kisel’e,” which is a pickle made from cucumbers, beets, carrots and dill. The kisel’e was said to bring the bride good luck in her marriage. The custom of giving the groom his own special food at the wedding persisted until World War I (1914-1918), when many Russian soldiers were thrown into an environment where they did not have access to certain foods or ingredients required for condiments like ketchup and mustard.