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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Leo Tolstoy's Family Recipe Book by Sergei Beltyukov

This recipe book was compiled for Sophia, Tolstoy's wife, by her brother, and contains diary entries by many of the family as well as extracts from the novels.  These will take you into another world in which much more time was spent cooking and enjoying food than it is today.  Tolstoy had a big family and lots of visitors so they shared many discussions around the dining table!

Some of these recipes look as though they will be a bit difficult and take a long time to cook, but I will start off with the easier ones.  I am sure that they are delicious.

Some pictures of the recipes would have enhanced the book, I think.

I received this free ebook from Net Galley in return for an honest review.

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