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Review ¹ Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ [Reading] ➷ Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking By Anya von Bremzen – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A celebrated food writer captures the flavors of the Soviet experience in a sweeping tragiAy over her psyche To make sense of that past she and her mother decided to eat and cook their way through seven decades of the Soviet experience Through the meals she and her mother re create Anya tells the story of three generations her grandparents' her mother's and her own Her family's stories are embedded in a larger historical epic of Lenin's bloody grain reuisitioning World War II hunger and survival Stalin's table manners Khrushchev's kitchen debates Gorbachev's anti alcohol policies and the ultimate collapse of the USSR And all of it is bound together by Anya's sardonic wit passionate nostalgia and piercing observationsThis is that rare book that stirs our souls and our sens. Rare is the book that hits so many different intellectual and emotional notes Rare is the book

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A celebrated food writer captures the flavors of Art of ePUB #9734 the Soviet experience in a sweeping tragicomic multi generational memoir that brilliantly illuminates the history and culture of a vanished empireProust had his madeleine Narnia's Edmund had his Turkish delight Anya von Bremzen has vobla rock hard salt cured dried Caspian roach fish Lovers of vobla risk breaking a tooth or puncturing a gum on the once popular snack but for Anya it's transporting Like kotleti Soviet burgers or the festive Salat Olivier it summons up the complex Mastering the Epubbittersweet flavors of life in that vanished Atlantis called the USSR There born in in a Kafkaesue communal apartment where e. I read this back in 2013 and my review at the time still holds true I reread it for a book club

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Mastering the Art of Soviet CookingIghteen families shared one kitchen Anya grew up singing odes to Lenin black marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at her school and like most Soviet citizens longing for a taste of the mythical West It was a life by turns absurd drab naively joyous melancholy and finally intolerable to her anti Soviet mother When she was ten the two of them fled the political repression of Brezhnev the Art of PDFEPUB #227 era Russia arriving in Philadelphia with no winter coats and no right of returnThese days Anya lives in two parallel food universes one in which she writes about four star restaurants the other in which a simple banana a once a year treat back in the USSR still holds an almost talismanic sw. So much than the memoir of its title; this is part family history part socio political history