The Russian Heritage Cookbook: A Culinary Heritage Preserved in 360 Authentic Recipes

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Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-sits its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian émigré community of New York City, The Complete Russian Cookbook represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage, which previously existed only in memory.

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Overview

Alongside the splendors of tsarist Russia-its art, architecture, and literature-sits its cuisine, a marvelous, little-known part of Russian heritage. Based on favorite family recipes, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian émigré community of New York City, The Complete Russian Cookbook represents the restoration of an entire culinary heritage, which previously existed only in memory.

Most Americans have experienced little of Russian cuisine: Beef Stroganoff, Pirozhki, Borscht, and a few others. The Complete Russian Cookbook brings together the best of these classic dishes, along with hundreds of recipes for the sumptuous meals that have delighted generations, each tested by both Russian and American cooks and adapted for the modern kitchen. More than 360 recipes are included, covering everything from hors d'oeuvres to main dishes to desserts and beverages. Potato Pirozhki with Mushroom Filling, Carp à la Russe, and Almond Cake with Apricot Wine Filling are just a few of the delicious dishes to be found here, accompanied by useful introductions that provide a history of Russian cuisine.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590201169
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 594,946
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Visson, scholar, interpreter, and writer, has published many books, including The Moscow Gourmet, Wedded Strangers: The Challenges of Russian-American Marriages, and The Art of Uzbek Cooking.
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