Recipes for Russia: Food and Nationhood under the Tsars

  title={Recipes for Russia: Food and Nationhood under the Tsars},
  author={Alison K. Smith},
Smith examines changing attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about the production and consumption of food in Russia from the late 18th century through the mid 19th century. She focuses on the way that competing ideas based either in "traditional" Russian practice or in new practices from the "rational" West became the basis for Russians' understanding of themselves and their society.The Russians who participated in the process of self-definition were variously private authors and reformers, or… 
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