Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans and America-dwellers! I’m taking a week off but I don’t want to leave you without anything to cook when kicking off of the holiday season, so here are a few ideas from my previous posts (many of the older pictures probably suck; I’ll try to update them in future Throwback Thursdays). Let’s start […]

Food Perestroika on Instagram

Media Socialism

Now back from a series of business and vacation trips, I’ve decided to do some belated spring cleaning in my social media accounts: I’ve officially stopped linking my posts on Pinterest. This probably shouldn’t affect you too much: chances are you didn’t even know I had a Pinterest account, and it’s never featured anything that you can’t already find […]

Back From Central Europe

Back from Central Europe

The past 10 days saw me traveling in Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. Soon, you too will learn everything there is to know about absinthe in Moravia. Discover the little stinky cheese of Olomouc. Read the highlights of a tasting of 100 wines. Understand what real Slovak Bryndzové Halušky taste like. Find out why a church in […]

The Best and Worst Restaurants of 2015

The Best and Worst Restaurants of 2015

Only six full-on restaurant reviews this year, just like in 2014. Sigh… Will I live long enough to review all the Eastern European joints in NYC? Though some of them sadly closed shortly after their openings, several of this year’s entries are enduring institutions, so there’s hope. Then again, quantity shouldn’t trump quality. Just look […]

Happy Holidays 2015

Happy Holidays 2015!

Dear readers, Happy holidays! I’m getting ready for a ten-day family trip to Quebec, where I intend to find out just how one can enjoy winter activities in places that have barely seen their first snowflakes of the season, and where ice can still only be found in freezers. But I wouldn’t want you to […]

Food Perestroika's 5th Anniversary

Food Perestroika Turned Five, and Starting Throwback Thursdays

Food Perestroika turned five and I didn’t even celebrate! Well, that’s not really true. This blog’s anniversary also coincides with all the birthdays in my little family, plus Halloween, so I have in fact been celebrating for over three weeks. Still, it’s time to congratulate Food Perestroika on its longevity and wish it many more successful […]

Back From Kazakhstan

Back from Kazakhstan

I’ve just returned from a 10-day trip to Kazakhstan, mostly touring the country’s three largest cities, and therefore spending a lot of time visiting food markets, stores, and restaurants. Every day, time and again, I put my gastroenteric well-being on the line to bring you back the best stories. Drinking fermented camel’s milk and eating horse meat steaks done […]


Welcome, Liberland!

Food Perestroika would like to congratulate Liberland on being the newest country in Eastern Europe. By virtue of geography, it automatically falls under the umbrella of this blog, and perhaps I will fill future posts with related recipes, and travel stories! Hey, why not? But what is Liberland, you may ask. In a nutshell. this is a libertarian […]


The Chef Watson Cookbook

… is available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble! The above video, produced by the Institute of Culinary Education, gives a taste of things to come. I introduced Chef Watson on this blog last year, and I’ve posted a few recipes made with its help: a Baltic apple pie created by Michael Laiskonis, a […]

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