Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing

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A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, naively joyous, and ...

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing 2013, Crown Publishing Group (NY)

ISBN-13: 9780307886811

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