In Soviet Russia, Cucumber Eats YOU!
December 6, 2012 7:56 AM Subscribe
In Soviet Russia, Cucumber Eats YOU!: okay, I can't believe I'm using a question on this, but I've been driven mad by it for years: my dad claims that Russians eat cucumbers in a certain distinctly Russian manner, and that Yul Brynner once ate one that way in a film. Do they? Did he?
posted by julthumbscrew to food & drink (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Okay. I KNOW this is ridiculous, but: my dad grew up in a freshly-immigrated Russian family and socialized with other freshly-immigrated Russkies in his youth. He has long claimed that "when a Russian eats a cucumber, he does it in a certain way", and that Yul Brynner once demonstrated this Russian cuke-consumption style in a movie. He doesn't remember which movie. Nor will he SHOW me how a Russian eats a cucumber. I do not think he's pulling my leg (he's not a big practitioner of long-form pranks, and he's been asserting the Russian Cucumber Mythos for decades).
Any input, Hive Mind? Spasiba!