The cuisine and flavors of the Russian countryside are uncovered in The Kingdom of Rye. Leading culinary studies expert Darra Goldstein provides readers with a succinct, captivating, and exquisitely written account of Russian cuisine and culture. This narrative illustrates how food reveals national identity and how shared meals help individuals identify one another. In order to understand Russia's social systems from the inside out, The Kingdom of Rye looks at the Russians' creativity in overcoming starvation, a challenging environment, and a long history of political adversity. This home history of Russian cuisine reveals a richer past and demonstrates that a wooden spoon may be more powerful than a scepter.
California Studies in Food and Culture
University of California Press
The Kingdom of Rye
8.40 x 5.50 x 0.90 Inches