Soviet cuisine

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Soviet cuisine, the common cuisine of the Soviet Union, was formed by the integration of the various national cuisines of the Soviet Union, in the course of the formation of the Soviet people. It is characterized by a limited number of ingredients and simplified cooking. This type of cuisine was prevalent in stolovaya canteens everywhere in the Soviet Union. It became an integral part of household cuisine and was used in parallel with national dishes, particularly in large cities. Generally, Soviet cuisine was shaped by Soviet eating habits and a very limited availability of ingredients in most parts of the USSR. Most dishes were simplifications of French, Russian, Austro-Hungarian cuisines, and cuisines from other Eastern Bloc nations. Caucasian cuisines, particularly Georgian cuisine, contributed as well.[1]

To a significant extent it was reflected in and formed by The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, first printed in 1939, following the directions of Anastas Mikoyan.[2]

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  1. ^ Scott, Erik R. (2012). "Edible Ethnicity How Georgian Cuisine Conquered the Soviet Table". Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. 13 (4): 831–858. doi:10.1353/kri.2012.0051. S2CID 159764807. Project MUSE 488176.
  2. ^ Russell, Polly (16 August 2013). "The history cook: The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food". Financial Times.

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