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sgcf moved a title to their In progress shelf Jun 15 2018
Imagines the life story of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth's painting "Christina's World," describing the simple life she led on a remote Maine farm, her complicated relationship with her family, and the illness that...
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Jun 08 2018
"A thoroughly enjoyable read. Von Bremzen very cleverly weaves together broader Soviet history with her family's personal history, as well as a few recipes representing different historical periods. She has an excellent sense of the ironic and th..." Permalink
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Jun 08 2018
"This is only sort of a memoir. And it's only sort of about food. Bremzen is a food critic living in New York, but she grew up in Brezhnev's Russia and as an adult, decides to try make sense of her heritage. She and her mother cook their way throug..." Permalink
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sgcf made a comment Jun 08 2018
"A good memoir that started slow for non-foodie me, but piqued my interest as I began to see how the political situation and changes in the USSR each decade influenced their food culture and eating habits. And I learned a great deal about their his..." Permalink
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sgcf moved a title to their Completed shelf Jun 08 2018
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 Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow...
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