Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets' A Gift to Young Housewives

Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets' A Gift to Young Housewives

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Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets' A Gift to Young Housewives 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice book. You might want to combine this one with the Tastes and Tales from Russia, if you decide to build a small collection of Russian cook / culture books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old school Russian recipes. Very interesting to try to follow the recipes and to just learn about how they did things back then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What Mrs. Beeton was to Britain, and what Martha Stewart now is to the US, Elena Molokhovets was to Imperial Russia. Her cookbook was more than just the best collection of recipes for Russian Cuisine, it is also a look at how Russian households from the palaces of Petersburg to the bourgeois of Briyansk were run. Though the recipes are sometimes impractical('It is important to buy your breem still living from the arctic waters'), and dated ('Send your maid to the ice house for 2 grouse'), not one recipe is boring to read. There are many useful recipes, though they all presume that the cook has good french cooking technique. (The soup recipes are an ugly disaster if you can't clarify stock). If you are interested in historical cuisine, if you are interested in old russia, or if you just want the best recipe for blini available, this book is a must have.