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Mastering the art of Soviet cooking : a memoir of love and longing /

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,... Full description

Main Author: Von Bremzen, Anya.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Crown Publishers, 2013
Edition: First edition.
Contents: Prologue: Poisoned madeleines -- Feasts, famines, histories -- 1910s: Last days of the Czars -- 1920s: Lenin's cake -- Larisa -- 1930s: Thank you, comrade Stalin, for our happy childhood -- 1940s: Of bullets and bread -- 1950s: Tasty and healthy -- Anya -- 1960s: Corn, communism, caviar -- 1970s: Mayonnaise of my homeland -- Returns -- 1980s: Moscow through the shot glass -- 1990s: Broken banquets -- Twenty-first century: Putin on the Ritz -- Mastering the art of Soviet recipes.
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