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Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

December 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
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SovietJewish Decade Top 10 - Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen

The next book on my Soviet-Jewish Decade Top 10 list is Anya von Bremzen’s culinary memoir, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, which brings fresh meaning to the food on our tables.

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When all is fleeting anyway, food becomes everything (Immigrant Decor Part 5)

August 4, 2011 / Comments Off on When all is fleeting anyway, food becomes everything (Immigrant Decor Part 5)
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Russian Salad Olivier - Russian version of potato salad

If I had a Russian food blog, it would be something like The Gastronomical Me, by Katrina K., a transplanted Russian who lives in London. And, if I loved in London, I would be crashing her monthly Soviet brunch club. As it is, I may have to start my own version in Toronto. In the…

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A suitcase full of matryoshkas and salami (Immigrant Decor Part 2)

July 15, 2011 / Comments Off on A suitcase full of matryoshkas and salami (Immigrant Decor Part 2)
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Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls at the Ottawa Children's Museum

Today’s peek into the immigrant home comes from Anna Tarkov, a journalist and blogger from Chicago. She’s been published in the Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, and others, and her blog, THE OUTSIDER… and the rueful dilettante, is full of insights on the state of journalism today. Though she left the USSR much later than…

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Refusenik Documentary Screening Part 4: Soviet Dinner, or Sausage Nostalgia

August 31, 2010 /
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This is the last of my posts on the Refusenik documentary screening. Catch up on the earlier posts: Part 1: Defining Moments; Part 2: The Rescuers and the Rescued; and Part 3: We Weren’t All Refuseniks. To give you a sense of how this little Soviet dinner event happened, it really started out as a…

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