Nothing Beets Borscht Russian Cookbook
Nothing Beets Borscht Cookbook is a Russian cookbook that includes a variety of dishes for all meals, including holiday meals. More than 125 recipes including Pot Cheese Pudding (Zapyekanka eez Tvoroga), Ukrainian Garlic Rolls (Pampooshky), Cranberry Soup Peasant Style (Broosnika Soop po Derevensky) and Apple Charlotte (Yablochnaya Sharlotka) are some of the great finds inside this Russian cookbook.
Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 242 pages
Copyright: 1974. First edition
Author: Jane Blanksteen
Description: When Jane Blanksteen traveled to Russia, it was as a postlude to her fascination with and study of the culture of the U.S.S.R. and her exploration of and immersion in the Russian cuisine. Both processes are still going on and this book is the fascinating by-product.
A very personal compilation, the recipes are arranged in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menus. Each menu is preceded by notes (historical, social, geographical) on the dishes therein; and germane quotations from the Russian literary masters accompany many of the recipes. A section on Soviet holidays in all their festive pageantry, religious significance, and culinary splendor is followed by a bonus of Russian preserves. And every other category of food is represented in the more than 125 recipes.
Miss Blanksteen makes no claim for encyclopedic coverage of all the food of all the Russias, only very enthusiastically for the workability and delectability of the dishes selected, each of which has been prepared, tested, and eaten -- some many times over. Try them and you'll agree with Jane that though Nothing Beets Borscht, any number of Russian soups, as well as salads, meat or vegetable dishes, breads, cakes, fruit concoctions or drinks come in a close second.
Condition: Jacket has a tear at the top edge and some minor shelf wear. Further good condition.
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