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Cover of Recipes for Russia

In Recipes for Russia I examine various ways in which eighteenth and nineteenth century Russians—including both state servitors and private individuals—created policies, gave advice, or invented narratives to affect Russian practices of food production and consumption.  In particular, I examine ways that conceptions of Russianness and foreignness affected these developments.  I begin by examining state efforts to ensure the adequate sustenance of its people; move on to other ideas of the relationship between food and health; discuss different ways of defining "the Russian diet;" and end with a survey of advice literature on agricultural and culinary matters.

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