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6/25/2020 7:57 am  #1


Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I've just been rereading this, It's wonderful combination of memoir, family history and overview of the last century of Russian/Soviet history through the lens of its food.

 

6/27/2020 5:52 pm  #2


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I have no doubt it’s good, as you have indicated. But maybe they could have made the title more enticing. I’m thinking of borscht, herring and a cold wash of vodka, and I don’t know where to go from there. A blintze, maybe?


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6/28/2020 10:04 am  #3


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

it was a Julia Childs reference, published at the end of her era.

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6/28/2020 3:56 pm  #4


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I’m convinced it’s well worth it 🐸


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6/28/2020 7:56 pm  #5


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I think you'd enjoy it.

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6/29/2020 2:31 pm  #6


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Have you ever been to the Russian restaurants on Coney Island, Star-ji? I went once in another lifetime, but don’t recall much about the cuisine but the book sounds very enticing👍

 

7/04/2020 12:43 am  #7


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Kokipy wrote:

Have you ever been to the Russian restaurants on Coney Island, Star-ji? I went once in another lifetime, but don’t recall much about the cuisine but the book sounds very enticing👍

 
Does the Russian Tea Room count?


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7/06/2020 7:50 pm  #8


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

No that’s kind of a  Disney world venue I think. The chicken in the Coney Island restaurants iirc is a bit stringy, a bit gamey, and there is no caviar in sight. One feels a kind of gritty authenticity. I went with a couple of SDNY prosecutors about 33 years ago, so my memory is a bit hazy. But it is not an area frequented by visitors so much. 

 

7/07/2020 1:05 am  #9


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I will take it under advisement. I can guarantee it will be some time yet before I visit one of these preserves of history. Probably post-vaccine 🤯


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7/07/2020 4:43 pm  #10


Re: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

I don’t actually recommend it. My memory is that it was subpar food. 

 

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