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Masting the Art of Soviet Cooking, by Anya von Bremzen

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing - Anya Von Bremzen

For the past two weeks, I’ve been having Kathleen Gati read me to sleep with Anya von Bremzen’s Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing. Von Bremzen was born in Moscow in the early 1960s and left in 1974 with her mother, emigrating to New York. Since the day she left, von Bremzen has been chasing memories of her Soviet youth through food. Proust’s madeleine is her touchstone. In this memoir, von Bremzen writes the entire history of her post-Revolution family from the 1910s through the fall of the USSR. Like many food memoirs I read, I wish that this one came with scratch and sniff sections or a gift basket that came with the copy of the book I ordered. (I listened to the book on Scribd and decided that I needed a print edition for my library.) This book is delicious...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.