Elena Molokhovets

Elena Molokhovets

Cookbook author

Elena Molokhovets (1831-1918) is known as the author of A Gift to Young Housewives, a Russian cookbook usually referred to as "Molokhovets" rather than it long title. It was the most successful book of its kind in the 19th and early 20th-century in Russia.Molokhovets revised the book continually between 1861 and 1917, a period of time falling between the emancipation of the serfs and the Communist Revolution. The book was well known in Russian households during publication and for decades afterwards.

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