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Articles by Jennifer Eremeeva
'Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories'
100 vignettes of Russian life that together form a vivid history of a tumultuous, tragic, heroic century.
'Seasoned Socialism: Gender & Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life'
Fascinating and fun required reading for students of Russian and Soviet literature, history, and politics.
'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia'
A book as beautifully designed as it is fascinating and timely.
in history's footsteps
The Many Lives of the Tsar's Village
Autumn is a perfect time for a trip out of the northern capital and into the past.
Cooking Moscow Market Bounty: 'That Eggplant Thing'
Moscow's markets are overflowing with eggplant right now. Jennifer Eremeeva to the rescue.
Fabergé and the Link of Times
In St. Petersburg, be sure to stop in at this relatively new and truly fabulous museum.
'Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century'
Popoff brings to life Grossman, his work, and the dark times he lived through.
The Quiet Epic Journey of 'Maybe Esther'
Our third Pushkin House Book Prize nominee is a unique exploration of the historical and familial past.
What's for dinner
Okroshka: Summer's Simple Pleasure
Jennifer Eremeeva gives us the blueprint for Russia's best summer soup.
The Heroic Bitter Land of 'Chernobyl'
A television series about the U.S.S.R. written and produced in the West that has Russian viewers raving.
Into the Frying Pan: 9 Top Russian Cookbooks
What better way to spend the weekend than reading about, cooking and eating great Russian food?
what to cook
Happy? Sad? Hungover? Feverish? Or just plain hungry? Grab a pot.
What to cook
The Definitive Beef Stroganoff
What you've all been waiting for - the best recipe for Beef Stroganoff ever.
Lucky Lentils For a Prosperous New Year
Russians let you start the new year again this weekend. And here's the lucky dish to celebrate with.
Shock the Guests on New Year's Eve
Still cooking, chopping and fighting over the New Year's menu? Try something old with a new twist.
Looking for a Russian-inspired party dazzler that's easy to make? Look no further.
Feed the Fleet!
In honor of the armed forces around the world, our favorite cook has made boring into bright and tasty.
The Romanoffs: The Empire Strikes Back
We asked Jennifer Eremeeva to watch one more episode of Amazon's "The Romanoffs" and let us know how it's going. It's going strangely.
The Amazon Series Sets Romanoffs Adrift
Is it worth the hype? Jennifer Eremeeva, who knows her Russian history and Romanov lore, reviews the first two episodes.
Tolstoy, Plums and a Chicken
How to make use of the sweet harvest and get a quick dinner on the table, via Georgia and Jennifer Eremeeva, with honorable mention to Leo Tolstoy.
The Dacha Diaries: Rock Star Chicken Shashlik
The last weekend before school begins is sacred. Heat up the grill, pull a few bottles out of your refrigerator and prepare for shashlik bliss.
Russia and Vodka: A History Primer
Before you pour your ritual Friday evening shot of cold vodka, read this. There's more to Russia's favorite spirit than you think!
The Dacha Diaries: At the Grill
What do Russians do at the dacha all weekend? They make a feast. Here's a primer on shashlik, aka kabobs, Russian style.
A Taste of St. Petersburg: Herring and New Potato Salad Recipe
This classic recipe includes northern Russia's premier players: sour cream, herring, and new potatoes, the jewels of the short northern growing season...
Spring Borshch: Cooks, Shoots, and Leaves
Expand your borshch vocabulary and repertory with pink or green spring borshch. P.S. Cheat sheet attached.
A Russian Easter Feast
The traditional Russian calendar's most famous feast, explained, updated, and made even more delicious.
An #Instafab International Women’s Day
A meal fit for your favorite great women. Don your aprons and get started!
Celebrating Men’s Day in the #MeToo Era
It's Defender of the Homeland Day! Let's get cooking!
A Dutiful Daughter-in-Law’s Maslenitsa Party
Break out your crepe pan! It’s Maslenitsa, Russia’s raucous and riotous Shrovetide!
Russian Vodka Day
Almost every day is a holiday in Russia. Today is Vodka Day. Best. Holiday. Ever
The Russian New Year’s Eve Menu, Reimagined
Can an American wife and a Russian husband find culinary happiness on New Year's Eve in Moscow? Yes, they can. And you can, too.
Moscow's Culinary Renaissance
Moscow food scene has expanded dramatically over the past decade
Sanctions Put Moscow's Foodies in a Tight Spot
I find President Vladimir Putin annoying at the best of times, but this month my distaste has blossomed into unbridled loathing.