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Among the many victims of communism in Russia was authentic Russian cooking. Deprivations and food shortages kept an ancient and elaborate cuisine from modernizing and flourishing. Visson, whose first edition of The Russian Heritage Cookbook relied on recipes brought west by emigres, has now brought together recipes from contemporary Russians still residing in the motherland. Those who relish borscht will discover multiple regional and ethnic variations of Russia's ubiquitous beet soup. Zakuski, Russia's response to Sweden's smorgasbord, offers a vast array of nibbles suitable for any party, not just Russian-themed ones, either. Among the desserts is a clever "Russian salad" cake whose many bits of chopped fruits resemble that classic vegetable salad. Mark Knoblauch
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I haven't had a chance to cook from it but the recipes do look authentic. There are several recipes for brosch and I like how there is an explanation of the history of Russian... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Elizabeth D.
The book is very good, the recipes are the same my Mother and Grandma used many years ago, but Mom is sick with Alzheimer's and cannot remember ... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought it for a gift for my daughter-in-law that is Russian. She seemed to like it very much. She was familiar with many of the recipes.Published 18 months ago by Phyllis Dodson