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

“A debut that is simultaneously austere and sensuous… offering old-world dishes either as she remembers them or in modern variations… At once contemporary and classic, this collection provides an inviting introduction to a rugged cuisine that has stood the test of time.” — Publishers Weekly

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

Reviews

“Timoshkina corrects the misperceptions of her homeland’s food. She sets out to demonstrate that Russian cuisine, combined with foods from the Ukraine, Central Asia, and other lands, is far more than caviar and blinis… Well-composed color photographs and layouts give this book a true flavor, while narrative-like instructions welcome all into a new look at a very old world.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A debut that is simultaneously austere and sensuous… offering old-world dishes either as she remembers them or in modern variations… At once contemporary and classic, this collection provides an inviting introduction to a rugged cuisine that has stood the test of time.” — Publishers Weekly

“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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