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The Russian Heritage Cookbook

Lynn Visson

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ISBN 13: 9781468316872
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
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The ultimate cookbook of authentic tsarist Russia cuisine passed down through generations of Russian families―from Chicken Kiev to borscht to vodka.

Among the splendors of tsarist Russia, from art and architecture to literature and music, resides its cuisine―an art in its own right that has delighted and nourished all levels of society for hundreds of years. Based on favorite family recipes passed down through generations, collected by the author from the private collections of the old Russian émigré community of New York City, The Russian Heritage Cookbook represents the achievements of an entire culinary heritage―one which previously existed only in the memories of the cooks themselves, or written on yellowing scraps of paper.

Now available in paperback, The Russian Heritage Cookbook brings together hundreds of recipes for classic dishes, making it the essential cookbook for Russians and non-Russians alike. Lynn Visson covers everything from elegant zakuski and flavorful pirogs to refreshing drinks and delectable desserts, and includes sample menus ranging from High Tea to an Easter buffet, showcasing the sumptuous meals that have delighted generations. From borscht and bliny to beef stroganoff and black bread charlotka―and multiple versions of flavored vodka, of course―these authentic recipes, accompanied by useful introductions, provide the perfect overview of the best Russian cuisine.

Lynn Visson is a scholar, interpreter, and writer. She is the author of The Moscow Gourmet, Wedded Strangers: The Challenges of Russian-American Marriages, and The Art of Uzbek Cooking. She lives in New York City.

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