Gely Korzhev - Get Up, Ivan! (1997)

Winter Break 2019

When you read these lines, I will be on my way to the Great North: after a few days in Moscow, I plan to cross the Arctic Circle aboard the Arktika train to enjoy some (moderately) extreme tourism. As a result, I won’t be blogging for a couple of weeks, but I’m planning to post […]

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Happy Holidays 2018 from Food Perestroika!

Happy Holidays 2018!

Happy Holidays! Looking to stuff your face in style a few more times before the New Year resolutions kick in? Here is a selection of my favorite recipes from this year’s posts, perfect for any special occasion. To get you started, the New Russian Brioche, Herring, and Foie Gras makes for an unexpected and spectacular […]

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Summer Recipes, 2018 Edition

Summer Recipes, 2018 Edition

It’s that time of year again! As I’m off to a remote Eastern European destination in search of amazing blogable stories (this year, Montenegro), I won’t be posting for a few weeks. But that’s the perfect time to review and try some of the summer-friendly recipes that I’ve posted in the past twelve months, including […]

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays 2017!

Happy Holidays! As is the tradition, here is a selection of my favorite recipes from this year’s posts, perfect for your table whether you’re planning a quiet dinner for two or a feast for the whole extended family. Check out my freshly released King Crab Rillettes and Apple-Onion Mostarda and its tortuous ties to Russian cuisine. […]

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Chaim Soutine - Turkey and Tomatoes (circa 1924)

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

If you follow my Instagram account, you’ll have seen that I’m off to Moscow for a week, researching Russia’s latest food trends. Meanwhile, though I don’t make a lot of Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few ideas that should give you a change from the usual roasted bird and mashed potatoes, without straying too far […]

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Food Perestroika - Instagram

Media Socialism 2017

While you’re no doubt waiting for my next post (which will transport you back to Moldova), and in honor of the centennial of the October Revolution, I’d like to remind you about my various social media accounts: @food_perestroika on Instagram, where you can see some behind-the-scene pictures in addition to what appears on the blog. […]

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Summer Recipes, 2017 Edition

Summer Recipes, 2017 Edition

It’s officially summer, and I’m off to Croatia for two weeks. If you fear Food Perestroika withdrawal, here are some seasonal recipes for you to re-discover: To stick to the theme of my trip, try my Brodet, Croatian Fish Stew, or Bosnian Ćevapi with Kajmak, Ajvar, and Lepinja. Still from the same part of the world, the Albanian Langoustine and Sujuk […]

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Kazakh Channel 31

Big in Kazakhstan

That’s right, Kazakh TV Channel 31 just released a video about yours truly! Somehow, someone there got wind of my blog and thought it would be a great idea to do a segment about an American[-French] guy making Kazakh food in New York, especially if the narrator could take substantial license with the facts. So I […]

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Making Chocolate Babka

Spring 2017 Vacations

Don’t expect any post this week or next — I’m on vacation. I did manage to visit a Serbian restaurant in Paris, so I won’t come home empty-handed. Lately, I’ve also been working on making the perfect chocolate babka, and a few pounds later, having tried some reference recipes from both cookbooks and stores, I think […]

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