Piglet Community Pick: Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
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AntoniaJames February 19, 2014
Thank you for the thoughtful, well-written and helpful review. It makes me want to get the book ASAP, which says a lot, as I generally don't find memoir-style food-related books particularly interesting. Best of all, I'm glad to have discovered you and your website, too, MartineandJessica! ;o)
jenna_lee February 17, 2014
One pot cooking is my favorite style of cooking- less clean up! I will definitely look up the interview you referenced as I would love to check out more of her recipes. Thanks for the heads up :)
Belle A. February 17, 2014
Jenna_Lee: The recipes were both really interesting because of the flavors and also the cooking technique, which was essentially one-pot cooking. I suspect the latter was born out of what was available in Russia. They hardly had 13-piece cooking sets at their disposal, right? The book only has a few recipes but she is a great story teller so it is worth it just for that. She was also interviewed in either F&W or Bon Appetit a few months ago and had a few recipes featured there also. You might want to look that up.
nancy E. February 14, 2014
Blah blah, book book...What are those delicious little parcels that brought me to this article?
jenna_lee February 14, 2014
I have tried her "sexy and mysterious" potato soup with fried almonds which was amazing so I am most definitely interested in getting my hands on this book! Both recipes Martine and Jessica sound like they have interesting twists to them.
healthierkitchen February 14, 2014
I loved reading this book, too, but didn't cook from it. These two recipes sound terrific. I did go back and find a copy of her 1990 cookbook of pan Soviet cooking - Please to the Table, which is really interesting!
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