Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Anya von Bremzen
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Author:  Anya von Bremzen
Condition:  Used, Like New
Format:  Hardback
Pages:  338
Publisher:  Crown
Year:  2013
ISBN:  9780307886811

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Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, Anya von Bremzen grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at school, and longing for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, drab, naively joyous, melancholy and, finally, intolerable. In 1974, when Anya was ten, she and her mother fled to the USA, with no winter coats and no right of return. These days, Anya is the doyenne of high-end food writing. And yet, the flavour of Soviet kolbasa, like Proust's madeleine, transports her back to that vanished Atlantis known as the USSR .