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The Borscht Belt
Rediscovering Russia’s lost culinary heritage with Moscow-based chef Maksim Syrnikov. By Julia Ioffe.
Unmodern dining: why pre-Soviet cuisine is back on the menu in Russia
Traditional Russian food used to have few fans in Russia itself. Now pre-revolutionary cuisine is edging out “hipster falafel” as the favourite c...
The Difference Between Pierogi, Piroshky, Pelmeni, and Paczki
Keeping your edible pockets of Polish and Russian goodness straight can be tough, but we're here to help. And yes, they're all delicious as hell. By ...
The King of Vodka
on Amazon The rise of Russian entrepreneur, Pyotr Smirnov (1831-1898), and his quintessential vodka brand. By Linda Himelstein.
on Amazon The famous Russian novelist's autobiography, a compelling non-linear collection of memories that reveal his identity as a person and artist...
Stories of Anton Chekhov
on Amazon A collection of thirty of Chekhov’s best tales from the major periods of his creative life. By Anton Chekhov; edited by Richard Pevear an...