On today’s episode of Taste Matters, the Heritage Radio Network and Mitchell Davis of Taste Matters welcomes Anya Von Bremzen, food writer, author, and contributing editor at Travel+Leisure. Anya talks with Mitchell about her latest book, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing, and how it tells the story of life in that vanished empire known as the USSR—a place where every edible morsel was packed with emotional and political meaning. Find out more about Anya’s latest book, learn more how taste in Russia has evolved over the recent decade, and listen to understand how Moscow’s growing economic power has influenced the food scene. This program has been sponsored by the International Culinary Center.


“I think this book is new in a way in that it mixes the different subjects: the personal narrative and the social history.” [29:39]

Anya Von Bremzen on Taste Matters