TODAY | October 29, 2013
>>> and she is a russian food expert and blogger.
>> she is here with a couple of gold medal winners. good morning to all of you. you go ted. big weekend for you.
>> you just won again in austria, third time?
>> yes. got back last night and won the first world cup of the year.
>> we look forward 100 days from now for sochi what would it mean to add a gold there?
>> it's the goal. it would be a dream come true for sure.
>> a lot of people are looking at you. you have been at the o tilympics in the past. they're saying you're the favorite to take gold this time.
>> i've had a lot of experience. this will be my fourth u.s. team to try and make. it's great that i've had a long career but it's one day at a time. one contest at a time and one trick at a time. i take it day by day .
>> that's the smart way to view it.
>> do you think you're up to speed on russia and russian food .
>> i'm looking forward to getting some notes this morning.
>> all right. we'll get her in here to give us a lesson and prepare us on what to expect. let's start off on the flavors we'll be tasting.
>> okay. we're going to actually start off with these. they're filled with meat, onion, garlic, dill and cheese.
>> like an impanada.
>> right. exactly.
>> and next we have this.
>> there's no s on the end there.
>> okay. all right.
>> we have a little caviar on there. a lot of people like it. a lot of people don't. that's okay. are you a caviar person?
>> not particularly.
>> is it too early for a little conjac?
>> i didn't know it was from russia .
>> russia is number five in consumption in the world. we have a russian and a french. both are popular.
>> can you take a little sip? i know you're in training.
>> that's smooth. i like that.
>> now dessert.
>> russians love desserts. we always finish off our meals with something sweet. this is like a sweet yeast dough filled with preserves and powdered sugar on top and then we have a marshmallow.
>> you guys can afford the calories. we can't.
>> this is traditional russian tea and russia has been importing tea for hundred of years. so this is something very, very traditional.
>> and if you look at the end of the table there, let's just take a real quick look at the items we'll be seeing over and over again in sochi and of course the hats are a big thing.
>> this is the hats. russians love fur. and you can see the flaps here.
>> they're beautiful.
>> put it on her head.
>> it looks great.
>> there you go.
>> love it.
>> it's nice.
>> ted and kelly, thank you.