Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia

Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia

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by Darra Goldstein
     
 
"Every Georgian dish is a poem."-Alexander Pushkin

"If you've got Georgia on your mind, then The Georgian Feast is required reading. This superbly written book is part ethnography, part geography, and part cookbook. Ms. Goldstein describes the rugged topography and turbulent history of this region that was once a crossroad of trade between Asia and Europe. These

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"Every Georgian dish is a poem."-Alexander Pushkin

"If you've got Georgia on your mind, then The Georgian Feast is required reading. This superbly written book is part ethnography, part geography, and part cookbook. Ms. Goldstein describes the rugged topography and turbulent history of this region that was once a crossroad of trade between Asia and Europe. These cultural influences, along with a healthy variety of food-producing environments, have led to a rich native cuisine."-Anthony Dias Blue

Author Biography: Darra Goldstein is the author of a number of books, including A Taste of Russia: A Cookbook of Russian Hospitality (1983) and The Vegetarian Hearth: Recipes and Reflections for the Cold Season (1996). She is Professor of Russian at Williams College, and is now writing a cultural history of Russian food.

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Library Journal
Goldstein is the author of the well-respected A Taste of Russia (published as A La Russe , LJ 8/83; HarperPerennial: HarperCollins, 1991) and a Russian professor at Williams College. Here she focuses on an area known for its warm hospitality and diverse regional cuisine. Beginning with a brief history of the Georgian republic and an exploration of its cultural and culinary traditions, she then presents 100 or so recipes. Goldstein's scholarly credentials are evident in her informed commentary. Juliane Margvelashvili's earlier The Classic Cuisine of Soviet Georgia ( LJ 8/91) has a lighter, somewhat more engaging tone, and, not surprisingly, many of the recipes in the two books are similar. Nevertheless, good books on Russian food remain few and far between, and Goldstein's is a good addition to the literature.Sciences

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060166465
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author


Darra Goldstein is Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College and founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. She has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity and is the author of a number of books, including A Taste of Russia and The Winter Vegetarian.

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The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatashaLM More than 1 year ago
Needed this book for an upcoming trip to Georgia.  A nice help to introduce me to the foods and eating customs of that country.  Looks good and I plan to prepare some of the dishes soon.