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Mastering the art of Soviet cooking : a memoir of love and longing

Author: Anya Von Bremzen
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Narrative non-fiction
Autobiographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Anya Von Bremzen; Anya Von Bremzen; Anya Von Bremzen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anya Von Bremzen
ISBN: 9780307886811 0307886816 9780307886828 0307886824 9780307886835 0307886832
OCLC Number: 828626861
Description: viii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue. Poisoned madeleines --
Part I. Feasts, famines, histories. One. 1910s: Last days of the Czars ; Two. 1920s: Lenin's cake --
Part II. Larisa. Three. 1930s: Thank you, comrade Stalin, for our happy childhood ; Four. 1940s: Of bullets and bread ; Five. 1950s: Tasty and healthy --
Part III. Anya. Six. 1960s: Corn, communism, caviar ; Seven. 1970s: Mayonnaise of my homeland --
Part IV. Returns. Eight. 1980s: Moscow through the shot glass ; Nine. 1990s: Broken banquets ; Ten. Twenty-first century: Putin on the Ritz --
Part V. Mastering the art of Soviet recipes.
Responsibility: Anya von Bremzen.
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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.

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