An American translation of the famous 19th century cookbook that revolutionized Russian households before and after the Soviet Union. This beginner-friendly encyclopedic guide to running a stable household explores the cultural importance of over 850 authentic Russian recipes and includes and in-depth biography of Molokhovets.
This "bible" of Russian homemakers offered not only a compendium of recipes, but also instructions about such matters as setting up a kitchen, managing servants, shopping, and proper winter storage. Joyce Toomre has superbly translated and annotated over one thousand of the recipes and has written a thorough and fascinating introduction that discusses the history of Russian cuisine and summarizes Elena Molokhovets’ advice on household management.
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