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Book of Tasty and Healthy Food: Iconic Cookbook of the Soviet Union

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"Book of Tasty and Healthy Food" is a soviet collection of culinary recipes and food-preparation hints, curated by the USSR Ministry of Food and by people's commissar Anastas Mikoyan himself. It was first published in 1939. This book discusses the basics of healthy eating, provides information about food products made in USSR and gives recipes of various dishes. Updated ed ...more
Paperback, 724 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by SkyPeak Publishing (first published 1939)
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Sarah
Dec 28, 2013 rated it liked it
I discovered this Soviet cook and lifestyle book while reading Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen. It is fascinating fantasy of Soviet living that offers menus, recipes and tips similar to US cookbooks created by food companies during the same era. The difference is the American cook could find the ingredients in her store. I found a translated, e version on Amazon for $2.99.
Meredith
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you want to eat local,cheaply and well in the Midwest, this book is relevant.

I always love reading "Handy household tips" in older books. There is an extended section on family table manners. I realized that when this book was released, a whole generation had eaten collectively and had no idea how to behave gracefully at a private home meal. It's a very interesting book about the culture. I have read elsewhere that a lot of the foods in here were not available to ordinary citizens of the USS
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