Russia, Judaism; Continent: Asia and North America

A Bear, a Backpack, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin Emigration, a realistic story served without the “happily-ever-after” charm of An American Tail 322 pages The 1980s, and the Cold War haunts me sometimes as I fall asleep. One evening, I stand transfixed in front of CNN watching regular people tear […]

Book 5; Continent: Asia, Europe, North America

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen 339 pages (recipes begin at page 298) Some food for thought while Putin chews through one-time Soviet lands This book caught my eye as Vladimir Putin began to make his noise about absorbing Crimea. Although food is a theme […]