The Book was very clear on how to set a proper Soviet table, and Soviet housewives had all the dishes to pull it off
The traditional Russian apple cake has a less-appetizing name in the Book, but it tastes just as good
Is it possible to rekindle a love for kvas when making it yourself? The process is not an easy one.
The Book may have been the source of the wonderful snacks on offer between acts at the Bolshoi
In the Soviet era, the first meal of the day needed to be the healthiest. This message was drilled into Soviet children partially through marketing — the most popular brand of porridge oats was called “Hercules”
While it’s rare to make tomato paste today, when there are thousands of store-bought varieties available, like nearly everything, it tastes better if made from scratch with fresh ingredients
Georgians had no trouble finding good meat even in the Soviet era, and that remains true today
Russia's northern capital makes a name for itself in the culinary world
A testament to Russians' love for Georgian food is how many recipes from that country are included in the Book
Why would anyone ruin perfectly good juice by adding starch to it? And why was it everywhere in the Soviet era?
Famous 'pirogi' stuffed pies now available at Stolle eatery
White Rabbit recognized by Restaurant Magazine
Although apples are traditionally associated with autumn, now that they are available year-round, there's no time like the present to try making homemade candies and wine
Despite its German origins, pork schnitzel was a common dish in Soviet cafeterias
The Book includes a whole section of recipes to make when you don’t feel well – but you might not want to research them too heavily
The “chudo” was a device created so that Soviet-era housewives could still bake even if they didn’t have access to an oven
What if we had a tradition of remembering those who fought in the war by sharing reminiscences over their favorite treats?
It took alot of eccentricity and determination to be a vegetarian in the Soviet Union
This week's lunch wasn't very appetizing, but I had plenty of containers to choose from when bringing the leftovers home
The fast is broken and the feast – ideally involving lots of dairy products – can begin
Even the Soviet authorities allowed the traditional Russian Easter dessert to appear in their national cookbook, despite its religious roots