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Leo Tolstoy's family recipe book Kindle Edition

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Sergey Beltyukov was born and grew up in Vladivostok, Russia. He later moved to Toronto, Canada, but now lives in Los Angeles with his better half and their cat. Although Beltyukov graduated with a degree in management, his time in college ignited his true passion: European history and the history of food. Today, he runs an international commerce company, but when he's not managing his company, he spends his time at UCLA taking courses from their Writers' program and volunteering as an editing corrector for the "All Tolstoy in one click" project, which is a project that aims to digitize the entire works of Leo Tolstoy.

Beltyukov describes himself as an amateur cook and historian as well as a full-time entrepreneur. His family loves to cook and eat at home and frequently entertain friends. For Beltyukov, an ideal dinner party would consist of friends telling stories around a table stacked with unique and new culinary creations.

Leo Tolstoy's Family Recipe Book was born out of many hours of research and Beltyukov's passion for unique and delicious meals and the stories behind them. In Beltyukov's book, food isn't just sustenance: it's a culturally-important art form to be celebrated.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Margo on May 23, 2014
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The author was right, it is not a biography, nor an essay, a great find indeed. A glimpse to the past. I love the effort to convert measurements and the ingredients to something comparable, explanation of how ingredients differ to what we use nowadays and how they were made. Definitely leaves room for the cook to interpret and substitute. The diary extracts of Leo's family members and people close to him are a great addition, creating the understanding of how the household was run, taking reader into the living room of one of the greatest writers of all times. Will def try some recipes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Katya on May 22, 2014
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Best way to plunge into history and to improve your cooking skills at the same time. Delicious way to get closer to the legendary family!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Grant on May 24, 2014
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Up front I'll say that a recipe that begins, "Stir in one direction for a half hour, add an ingredient, stir another half hour" and so on is not one I'm going to try. I'll stick with Chicken Kiev. The point isn't to try to cook like a 19th century Russian, it's about giving an intimate glimpse into another time and place. Family reminiscences are tucked between family recipes. I didn't know that he was a sometime vegetarian or that his wife sometimes slipped broth into his mushroom soup when he needed to perk up. It's a thoroughly enjoyable book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paulina on May 23, 2014
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If you enjoy history, create your won worlds in your imagination and sense those worlds through your taste buds... Then this is the right book for you!
Tolstoi is well-known for having the ability of describe in detail every scenario of the majestic Russia, through this great stories and amazing food, your imagination will literally flow back into the good old times, where food was meant to cook slowly, with love and always with the idea of bring it to the table with amazing stories to share and the most pleasant of all companies... If cooking and eating is something that you like to share with your love ones, this is definitely a book for you.
Grab your favorite recipe, learn from the story behind it and let your sensations take you back in history... Who knows? Maybe you will find in yourself the adventurous spirit of Anna Petrovna or the dreamer soul of Anna Karenina!!!

Enjoy, bon appetit!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Jones on May 23, 2014
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I wasn't sure what to think about 19th century food recipes from a man not known for brevity. This book surprised me with an introduction that swayed my opinion and made me interested to look further. I've visited St. Petersburg and the food was very tasty. If you are a food lover this is a book to check out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lance L. W. Whitmier on May 23, 2014
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What an INCREDIBLE find!
Unique and intriguing book.
Besides the obvious (the recipes), I found myself thinking about the difference between life today and that of Tolstoy's era in regards to lifestyle and expectations.
In essence, the book turned out to be much more than I had anticipated - and that is always a welcome treat!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ekaterina V. Duft on May 31, 2014
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Great job, my dear friend, I feel so hungry now! Very impressive, thank you for all the research and writing!👍😄
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By Paul on May 27, 2014
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His family of course. Love the history behind the recipes and am looking forward trying them out. Love a cookbook that starts with some deserts.
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