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Classic Russian Cooking: Elena Molokhovets a Gift to Young Housewives (Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian & East European Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

"Joyce Toomre... has accomplished an enormous task, fully on a par with the original author's slave labor. Her extensive preface and her detailed and entertaining notes are marvelous." --Tatyana Tolstaya, New York Review of Books

"Classic Russian Cooking is a book that I highly recommend. Joyce Toomre has done a marvelous job of translating this valuable and fascinating source book. It's the Fanny Farmer and Isabella Beeton of Russia's 19th century." --Julia Child, Food Arts

"This is a delicious book, and Indiana University Press has served it up beautifully." --Russian Review

"... should become as much of a classic as the Russian original... dazzling and admirable expedition into Russia's kitchens and cuisine."

Synopsis:

Joyce Toomre has translated over 1,000 of Molokhovets' recipes. A thorough and fascinating introduction by Toomre discusses the history of Russian cuisine and summarizes Molokhovets' advice on meals and menus, table settings and service, stoves and ovens, cold storage techniques, containers and utensils, servants, health, markets and ingredients, and cooking techniques.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [633]-648) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction by Joyce Toomre

Development of Cookbooks in Russia

Biography of Elena Ivanova Molokhovets

Influence of the Russian Orthodox Church

Eastern Influence on Russian Cuisine

French Influence on Russian Cuisine

Mealtimes and Menus

Table Service and Settings

Image of a Russian Household

Water

Stoves and Ovens

Food Preservation and Storage

Containers and Utensils

Servants

Health

Markets

Ingredients

Cooking Techniques

Comparison between First and Twentieth Editions

Issues of Translation

Measurements and Conversions

Advice to Modern Cooks

Notes

Appendix A Ingredient by Category

Appendix B Weights and Measures

Appendix C Glossary

Elena Molokhovets' A Gift to Young Housewives

Author's Introduction to the Twentieth Edition

Evening Tea

Arrangement of the Kitchen

1. Soups

2. Soup Accompaniments

3. Sauces

4. Vegetables, Greens, and Garnishes

5. Beef, Veal, Mutton, and Pork

6. Domestic and Wild Birds and Salad Accompaniments

7. Fish and Crayfish

8. Pirogs and Pates

9. Aspics and Other Cold Dishes

10. Puddings

11. Crepes, Pancakes for Butter Week, Sippets, and Eggs

12. Filled Dumplings, Macaroni, and Kasha

13. Waffles, Wafers, Doughnuts, and Fritters

14. Ice Creams, Mousses, Kissels, and Compotes

15. Tortes

16. Mazurkas and Other Small Pastries

17. Babas, Buns, Rusks, and Small Baked Goods

etc. through chapter 42.

Complete List of Recipes in the Twentieth Edition

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253212108
Translator:
Toomre, Joyce
Introduction:
Toomre, Joyce
Author:
Molokhovets, Elena
Author:
Toomre, Joyce
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Russian
Subject:
Cookery, russian
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Russian
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Eurasian Studies; Cooking; Cultural Studies; East European; Gender; History; Russia; Russian
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Series Volume:
98-651
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 bandw photos
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.29 in 2.33 lb

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Joyce Toomre has translated over 1,000 of Molokhovets' recipes. A thorough and fascinating introduction by Toomre discusses the history of Russian cuisine and summarizes Molokhovets' advice on meals and menus, table settings and service, stoves and ovens, cold storage techniques, containers and utensils, servants, health, markets and ingredients, and cooking techniques.
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