Hello, I'm Anna
I am a Moscow-based food writer & educator, exploring social history and culture through food.
A historian & language teacher by education, I began hosting cooking, culture & language classes back in 2012.
These led me to write The Soviet Diet Cookbook, based on the ubiquitous Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, and peppered with my grandmother’s stories. I'm currently writing another one covering my family history throughout the 20th century, across 5 generations.
You can catch my series in Russian Life magazine, as well as my on- and offline educational cooking classes.
PODCASTS AND ARTICLES
Read or Listen About Me
ABC Radio National
Eat This Podcast
The Soviet Diet
I cooked my way through the iconic Soviet Book of Tasty and Healthy Food, and wrote down my grandmother's stories about each dish.
Propaganda versus real life, delicious and terrible recipes, and a real insight into Russian & Soviet life.
"Missing so much my grandmother and her stories, and cooking, this book reminded me about warmth of my childhood and the spirit of Siberia, in some recipes I recognized that deep soul part I need so much today!"