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Friday, September 29, 2017

Cooking With Gogol


In St. Petersburg, Russia in the 1830s, peasant style was fashionable, literature was becoming more democratic, and, somewhat weirdly, the poet of human baseness, Nikolai Gogol, was producing some of the best food writing to be found in the Russian canon. Valerie Stivers tries to re-create a spread from the 1959 edition of Gogol’s collected works.

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