Editors of Time-Life together with Helen and George Papashvily. Russian Cooking (Foods of the World Series). Wonderful illustrative photography circa late 1960s plus great descriptions of Russian regional cuisine. Note the enlightened use of "Russian", rather than "Soviet" - a novelty for the time period. And, of course, sharp eyes will notice the eggs on the covers are Ukrainian pisanki. Dishes include the regions of Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia, and Uzbekistan, which today are independent nations. The recipes are clearly written.
About the editors: George Papashvily was Georgian (he married Helen Waite, an American from California) and together they wrote several books, often based on his life experiences. Their first book, Anything Can Happen (1945) recounted Papashvily's experiences as a penniless immigrant. It was a best-seller and sold more than 600,000 copies in the U.S. and 1.5 million worldwide. It was translated into 15 foreign languages, including Georgian (in 1966) and made into a movie in 1952 with Jose Ferrer and Kim Hunter in the leads.
Book set is complete with accompanying spiral-bound recipe book in a slipcase and original shrinkwrap, brand-new thus and never opened. Very scarce in this condition! 1 copy only.
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