Book Size: 7.5" x 9.75"

Pages: 240

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623719210

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Photography by: Lizzie Mayson

Illustrations: full-color photos

Release date: October 2, 2019

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Salt & Time

Recipes from a Russian Kitchen

By • Photography by Lizzie Mayson

$ 35.00

“If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic.” – Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

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About this book

A collection of delicious modern recipes from Siberia and beyond.

Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia–the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine–with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savor the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Napoleon cake.

In Alissa Timoshkina's words:

"Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia–or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book, I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavor combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches–revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place."

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About the author

Alissa Timoshkina is a chef, curator and supper club host with a PhD in film history. For years Alissa lectured and published on the subject of Russian and European cinemas, and also worked as curator and coordinator of film festivals in London. However, her passion for cooking and hosting dinner parties gradually turned into an obsession and Alissa left her job to launch a new project: a cinema-supper club called KinoVino, which offers film screenings and sit-down dinners with unique menus inspired by the films. Since its launch in May 2015, KinoVino has established a reputation as one of London’s most original projects, redefining the local food and film scene. Alissa has also launched a private events branch of KinoVino, organizing product launches and private gatherings. She regularly holds food pop ups and supper clubs where she explores the cuisine of the former Soviet Union. Alissa was also shortlisted for the 2017 Young British Foodie Awards. Find out more about Alissa and her work at www.kinovino.org and follow her on Instagram @borsch_and_no_tears

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“If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic.” – Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka and Kaukasis

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