Salt & Time: Recipes from a Russian Kitchen by Alissa Timoshkina
"Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia--or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book, I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavor combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the pre-revolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches--revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place."