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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

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Description for Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking Paperback. Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, the author 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. This title tells her story. Num Pages: 448 pages, Illustrations (black and white). BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 3JJ; BM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 136 x 28. Weight in Grams: 312.

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 ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Black Swan
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780552777476
SKU
V9780552777476
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Ref
99-98

About Anya Von Bremzen
As a child in the Soviet Union, Anya von Bremzen was the granddaughter of the former head of Naval intelligence, and thus a bona fide member of the nomenklatura. She was also the daughter of a disaffected dissident, a child actress and a piano prodigy. Then, because of political repression, she and her mother fled to America and Anya reinvented ... Read more

Reviews for Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Moving and darkly comic
Niki Segnit
The Sunday Times
Heartbreakingly poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. This is an important book, a must read!
Heston Blumenthal
Vastly entertaining... A real treat.
Woman & Home
By turns funny, tragic and nostalgic, this is a wonderful, fascinating volume, which puts a human face on the grim pages ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking


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