Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Pg. 99: Darra Goldstein's "The Kingdom of Rye"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: The Kingdom of Rye: A Brief History of Russian Food by Darra Goldstein.

About the book, from the publisher:
Celebrated food scholar Darra Goldstein takes readers on a vivid tour of history and culture through Russian cuisine.

The Kingdom of Rye unearths the foods and flavors of the Russian land. Preeminent food studies scholar Darra Goldstein offers readers a concise, engaging, and gorgeously crafted story of Russian cuisine and culture. This story demonstrates how national identity is revealed through food—and how people know who they are by what they eat together. The Kingdom of Rye examines the Russians' ingenuity in overcoming hunger, a difficult climate, and a history of political hardship while deciphering Russia's social structures from within. This is a domestic history of Russian food that serves up a deeper history, demonstrating that the wooden spoon is mightier than the scepter.
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The Page 99 Test: The Kingdom of Rye.

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