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Russian Heritage Cookbook

Russian Heritage Cookbook

by Lynn Visson
     
 

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The definitive compilation of Russia's delicious culinary history-now revised and updated with a new introduction by the author

Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-is its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes and passed down through generations, collected by the

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The definitive compilation of Russia's delicious culinary history-now revised and updated with a new introduction by the author

Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-is its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes and passed down through generations, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian emigre community of New York City, The Russian Heritage Cookbook represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage-which previously existed only in the memories of the cooks themselves, or in the form of yellowing scraps of paper. Most Americans have experienced only a few classic Russian dishes: Chicken Kiev, Beef Stroganoff, Borscht, and a few others. Now revised with 26 new recipes, The Russian Heritage Cookbook brings together recipes for these classic dishes along with hundreds of recipes for the sumptuous meals that have delighted generations.

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Library Journal
In this revised and expanded edition of The Complete Russian Cookbook (originally published in 1988), Visson, a writer and interpreter whose parents emigrated from Russia, was able to incorporate new recipes from young and old cooks in Russia, all eager to preserve the traditional recipes of their homeland. (The first edition contained recipes primarily from members of New York City's emigre community.) Included here are dozens of recipes, many hearty, homey dishes along with those reserved for special occasions. Although Visson provides a general introduction to Russian food, and individual chapters open with more specific detail, few recipes include headnotes. Visson's ambitious book also lacks the charm of Catherine Cheremeteff Jones's recent memoir with recipes, A Year of Russian Feasts, but most collections will still want it for the sheer number of recipes it contains. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585674756
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.18(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Lynn Visson, scholar, interpreter, and writer, is the author of The Moscow Gourmet, Wedded Strangers: The Challenges of Russian-American Marriages, and The Art of Uzbek Cooking. She lives in New York City.

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