Автор: Anya von Bremzen Название: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking ISBN: 0552777471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552777476 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 691 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: 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.
A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya von Bremzen tells an intimate yet epic story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR--a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning. Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, drab, naively joyous, melancholy--and ultimately intolerable to her anti-Soviet mother, Larisa. When Anya was ten, she and Larisa fled the political repression of Brezhnev-era Russia, arriving in Philadelphia with no winter coats and no right of return. Now Anya occupies two parallel food universes: one where she writes about four-star restaurants, the other where a taste of humble "kolbasa" transports her back to her scarlet-blazed socialist past. To bring that past to life, in its full flavor, both bitter and sweet, Anya and Larisa, embark on a journey unlike any other: they decide to eat and cook their way through every decade of the Soviet experience--turning Larisa's kitchen into a "time machine and an incubator of memories." Together, mother and daughter re-create meals both modest and sumptuous, featuring a decadent fish pie from the pages of Chekhov, "chanakhi "(Stalin's favorite Georgian stew), blini, and more. Through these meals, Anya tells the gripping story of three Soviet generations-- masterfully capturing the strange mix of idealism, cynicism, longing, and terror that defined Soviet life. We meet her grandfather Naum, a glamorous intelligence chief under Stalin, and her grandmother Liza, who made a perilous odyssey to icy, blockaded Leningrad to find Naum during World War II. We meet Anya's hard-drinking, sarcastic father, Sergei, who cruelly abandons his family shortly after Anya is born; and we are captivated by Larisa, the romantic dreamer who grew up dreading the black public loudspeakers trumpeting the glories of the Five-Year Plan. Their stories unfold against the vast panorama of Soviet history: Lenin's bloody grain requisitioning, World War II hunger and survival, Stalin's table manners, Khrushchev's kitchen debates, Gorbachev's disastrous anti-alcohol policies. And, ultimately, the collapse of the USSR. And all of it is bound together by Anya's passionate nostalgia, sly humor, and piercing observations. " Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking" is that rare book that stirs our souls and our senses.
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Автор: Seton, Susannah Название: Every garden is a story ISBN: 1573243183 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573243186 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1410 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shows that reader and gardener alike have much to learn from their gardens. The author presents stories - from her father`s quest for a seven-headed sweet pea to cancer survival and magical portraits of moon gardens - takes readers on a journey through garden beds, along the way reinforcing how to care for themselves by caring for the Earth.
Автор: Brown, Hamish M. Название: Seton gordon`s scotland ISBN: 190444573X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904445739 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2444 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Seton Gordon was only a boy when he began exploring the Cairngorms, fascinated by its wildlife and seeking to photograph all he saw - he later became a pioneer naturalist, photographer and folklorist. He wrote about the land that is Scotland, her flora and fauna, her people, and her spirits. This anthology gives an insight of the man.
Автор: Seton, Julia Название: Rules of the game ISBN: 142532231X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781425322311 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2105 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Seton, Sir Bruce Grant, John Название: Pipes of war ISBN: 1843420872 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781843420873 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 6772 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Military history.
Автор: Seton, Susannah Название: Simple pleasures of the kitchen ISBN: 1573248711 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573248716 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1833 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It`s the first place family and friends gather, not only to prepare and eat food, but to chat, sip tea, snack on home-baked biscuits, unwind after a tough day, and reconnect with love ones.
Автор: Kornblatt, Sondra Seton, Susannah Название: 365 energy boosters ISBN: 157324869X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573248693 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1222 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Juice Up Your Life, Thump Your Thymus, Wiggle as Much as Possible. Quick and easy tips that anyone can follow everyday to relax your way into more energy.
Автор: Seton, George Название: St kilda ISBN: 1780271026 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780271026 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1127 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: George Seton visited St Kilda in the summer of 1876 and wrote this account immediately afterwards. He brilliantly summarises previous material about the islands, surveys local incidents from the beginning of the seventeenth century, and provides a wealth of information about the daily life and unique customs which were soon to die out.
Автор: Seton Anya Название: Devil Water ISBN: 1444788205 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444788204 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1080 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: `To read Seton is to enter into another time with such conviction that it seems as real as the present` - Philippa Gregory
Автор: Anya Seton Название: Avalon ISBN: 0340921226 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340921227 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the bestselling author of KATHERINE, this is the spellbinding story of a young French prince and a Cornish girl caught up in the intrigue of the 10th Century English Court.
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