Food Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union

Saturday, 07 January
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Seneca, Sheraton

(This panel is co-sponsored by the American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. There will be a linked session at the parallel AATSEEL Convention, Food Culture in the Slavic World.)

491. Food Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union

Depictions of food in literature/film, gastronomic trends, nostalgic nationalism in cuisine, popular attitudes and traditions, cookbooks and food travel writing.

Chair: Catharine Nepomnyashchy (Barnard College; Columbia University)

Bella Grigoryan (Yale University)
“Finding "Poetry in Mayonnaise": Food Writing, Print Culture and the Reading Public in 19th-century Russia”

Ronald D. LeBlanc (University of New Hampshire)
"Soviet Hamburgers: Stalin, Mikoyan, and the Fate of Boris Pilnyak's "Miaso: Roman"

Alison K. Smith (University of Toronto)
"'Kremlin Cookery':  Late- and Post-Soviet Culinary Writing in Russia"