Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen
A book of Essays with Recipes

Igor Klekh

Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen
ISBN: 9781784379964
Format: 229mm x 152mm
Paperback, 184 pages
Publication date: 30th September 2016
Paperback: €21.00
Hardback: €26.80
Kindle: €9.95
EPUB: €9.95
PDF: €9.95

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Category: Literature, Literatuur, Modern Literary Fiction, Moderne Literaire Fictie, Russian books, Russische boeken
Level: Russian Literature, Russische Literatuur

Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen: A Book of Essays with Recipes is a cultural study of the role food plays in the formation and expression of a nation’s character. It focuses primarily on the Russian and Ukrainian kitchens but discusses them in the context of international food practices. 

"With a style that has been compared to Jorge Luis Borges, and covering topics from hangover cookery to the political significance of the sausage in Ukraine, Klekh’s essays make for a highly amusing and informative read – a literary feast, if you will." Matthew Janney, The Culture Trip

"Ably translated into English by the team of Slava I. Yastremski and Michael M. Naydan, "Adventures in the Slavic Kitchen: A Book of Essays with Recipes" by Igor Klekh will have immense and special appeal for academia and non-specialist general readers with an interest in contemporary Russian culinary culture." Small Press Bookwatch: December 2017, Midwest Book Review

"Igor Klekh’s poignant, humorous, and authentic (at least to this reader) voice is translated by Slava Yastremksi and Michael Naydan into an entertaining read about Slavic food." Megan McIntyre, Portland Book Review

"The cookbook is a remarkable insight into the world of Slavic cuisine, revealing previously unknown details, especially about its origins." Russia Beyond The Headlines

"The author Igor Klekh has a sense of humour and a philosophical attitude towards ‘Soviet Times’. But he also has some interesting observations to make about food and cooking in general." Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

Igor Klekh

The polyglot Igor Klekh is an extraordinarily erudite and accomplished Russian writer, journalist, and translator, whose formative years were spent in Western Ukraine, mostly in Ivano-Frankivsk and in the multi-cultural city of Lviv where he had access to the literature of East-Central Europe. He currently resides in Moscow.

His complex prose style has been compared to that of Jorge Luis Borges and Bruno Schulz, whose novellas he was among the first to translate from Polish into Russian. He has authored seven books of prose, essays, translations, and literary criticism and has been a frequent contributor to the best Russian literary journals including Novyi mirZnamya, and Druzhba narodov. His works have earned numerous prizes including the Alfred C. Toepfer Pushkin Prize (1993), the Yury Kazakov Prize (2000) for Best Short Story, and the October Magazine Prize (2000) for his book on the artist Sergei Sherstiuk. His works have been nominated for the Russian version of the Booker Prize twice (1995 and 2012). His prose works have been published in English translation under the title A Land the Size of Binoculars (2004) by Northwestern University Press.

Publication Details:

Binding:  Paperback , 184 pages
ISBN: 9781784379964
Format: 229mm x 152mm

Binding:  Hardback , 184 pages
ISBN: 9781784379971
Format: 229mm x 152mm

Binding:  Kindle , 184 pages
ISBN: 9781784379988
Format: Kindle

Binding:  EPUB , 184 pages
ISBN: 9781784379988
Format: EPUB

Binding:  PDF , 184 pages
ISBN: 9781784379988
Format: PDF

Imprint: Glagoslav

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