Jan 13, 2014 — Organizers of the Winter Games are preparing to serve up quite a bit of the hearty, deep-red Russian soup. Which is kind of ironic, says Russian food writer Anya von Bremzen, since borscht carries with it complicated political implications. And not all borschts are created equal, she warns.
Sep 19, 2013 — Anya von Bremzen's new memoir is a delicious narrative of memory and cuisine in 20th century Soviet Union. She writes about her family's own history and contemplates the nation's "complicated, even tortured, relationship with food."
Sep 17, 2013 — Author Anya Von Bremzen's new memoir, Mastering The Art of Soviet Cooking, is a tragic-comic history of a family and a nation as seen through the kitchen window. Everything we ate in the Soviet Union was grown ... by the party state," she says. "So, with the food, inevitably, you ingested the ideology."
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Tongue by Kyung Ran Jo and Chi-young Kim. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 5, 2010 — Once upon a time, it was fashionable to adore all things French. Those days are gone — remember "freedom fries"? — but author Danielle Trussoni is convinced that there are plenty of Americans who still love French culture, fashion and food. Trussoni recommends three books about France — all with a certain je ne sais quoi.
Aug 7, 2009 — The veteran writer-director talks about channeling Julia Child — and identifying wholeheartedly with the famous foodie's passion for butter. Ephron directed the new film Julie and Julia.
Aug 4, 2009 — Chef Ji-won's life turns sour after she catches her boyfriend with one of her cooking students. Tongue, the English debut of best-selling South Korean author Kyung-ran Jo, is filled with food and restaurant trivia, but it's really about moving on from disappointment.
Jun 11, 2009 — Whether you love to cook or not, you will be charmed by The School of Essential Ingredients. You need to be warned, though... you will want to eat your way through it.
Jan 8, 2008 — For almost 50 years, editor Judith Jones has introduced Americans to numerous culinary talents, including Julia Child, Marcella Hazan and Claudia Roden. In her memoir, The Tenth Muse, she looks back on a life in food.
Nov 27, 2007 — Book editor Judith Jones persuaded her publisher to take a chance on then-unknown writer, Julia Child. Kitchen Window host Bonny Wolf speaks with Jones about her life introducing mainstream cooks to French cuisine, and her new memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food.