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: 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.
Автор: Seton Anya Название: Devil Water ISBN: 1444788205 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444788204 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 972 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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Автор: Brown, Hamish M. Название: Seton gordon`s scotland ISBN: 190444573X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781904445739 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2444 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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: Kornblatt, Sondra Seton, Susannah Название: 365 energy boosters ISBN: 157324869X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781573248693 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1222 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
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: Anya Seton Название: Avalon ISBN: 0340921226 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340921227 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 603 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
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Описание: From the bestselling author of Katherine, this is the 17th Century story of Elizabeth Winthrop and her struggle against hardship and adversity in the new American colonies.
Автор: Seton Anya Название: Devil Water ISBN: 0544240405 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780544240407 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Цена: 1175 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This fiercely beautiful novel tells the true story of Charles Radcliff, a Catholic nobleman who joined the short-lived Jacobite rebellion of 1715, and of Jenny, his daughter by a secret marriage. Set in the wilds of Northumbria, teeming London, and colonial Virginia -- where Jenny eventually settled on the estate of the famous William Byrd of Westover -- Jenny's story reveals one young woman's loyalty, passion, and courage as she struggles between living in the Old World and the New.
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Описание: A richly detailed historical saga from the bestselling author of Katherine and Green Darkness, first published in 1948
Автор: Anya Seton Название: Green Darkness ISBN: 0340921099 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340921098 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 603 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Celia da Bohun meets Stephen Marsdon. He agrees to be her teacher and as she grows older, they fall in love. History seems poised to repeat itself. Not long after the marriage of Richard Marsdon and his American wife Celia, something seems to go wrong when Celia is forced to look deep into the past that she has a chance to prevent another tragedy.
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