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Tastes and Tales from Russia

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

It is a fun book to read...

The recipes are great, but we enjoyed reading the tales to our kids. Very nice book. Thank you.

posted by Anonymous on July 16, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

The recipes in the book have very little to do with Russian cuis

The recipes in the book have very little to do with Russian cuisine. They are gathered from different former Soviet Union Republics which are now different countries and not Russia by any means. Kharcho (page 73), Chicken Kiev (page 102), Gozinakh (page 142) and so on a...
The recipes in the book have very little to do with Russian cuisine. They are gathered from different former Soviet Union Republics which are now different countries and not Russia by any means. Kharcho (page 73), Chicken Kiev (page 102), Gozinakh (page 142) and so on are not Russian dishes.
Instructions in recipes are not broken down step by step. Not easy to follow.
The tales in the book are translated from some other source but this source is not cited.
The quality of the illustrations in Danishevsky’s book are of extremely poor quality. They are well known pictures, however, there are no annotations about their authors or titles.
At the same time of course it is written “all rights reserved” on the first page. I think you do not have to worry about reserving your rights – there is nothing to reserve in this book…
Overly simplified table of contents which only lists food categories and not recipes. Few recipes overall in the book.
DO NOT BUY this book.

posted by 1372939 on December 4, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    There are only few recipies provided by the author. Would be ni

    There are only few recipies provided by the author. Would be nice if there were picture accompanied recepies. The pictures that accompany tales are very poor in quality.

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