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"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
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...