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Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking Hardcover – 27 December 2017

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This fantastic cookbook by the chef at Kachka in Portland, Ore., is by turns funny, moving, informative, and appetite-whetting.
--Publishers Weekly

The last time I was in Portland I ate at Kachka twice in 24 hours. It's everything you want from a dining experience: a table covered end to end with cocktails, caviar, pickles, piroshki, and dumplings. It's so immediately and obviously wonderful that you want every night to unfold the same way. With this book, it feels possible.
--Danny Bowien

Portlandia meets my late grandmother. Kachka is the best guide to Russian cooking yet. It has reinvigorated my relationship with mayonnaise.
--Gary Shteyngart

"With Kachka, Bonnie Morales has done something amazing: thoroughly update and modernize Russian cuisine while steadfastly holding to its traditions and spirit. Thank you comrade!"
--Alton Brown

'Where should we eat in Portland?' my visiting friends often ask; 'Kachka!' I invariably answer. Bonnie and Israel have created an amazing restaurant where zakuski fills the table, Soviet pop music fills the air and horseradish vodka washes it all down. This book captures the vibrancy and history of the food, the excitement of the restaurant and the generosity of the culture. Essential!
--Andy Ricker

"Kachka tastes like a feisty Russian Babushka's cooking--with Pussy Riot crashing the dinner table."
--Portland Monthly, "Cuisine of the Year 2014"

"If ever there was a moment for Russian Cuisine to ascend into American mainstream culture, this is it. The curing and pickling crazes from recent years have primed our palates for northern Eurasian Flavors. Affordable caviar and electric orange salmon roe are now ubiquitous garnishes on restaurant plates. And who doesn't want to spend a few happy moments with a bowl of silken dumplings?"
--Eater National, "Blinis are the New Black at Portland's Kachka"

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From the acclaimed Portland restaurant comes a debut cookbook enlivening Russian cuisine with a typically Portland emphasis on vibrant, locally sourced ingredients.

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claudia
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best Russian cookbooks I have come across
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 May 2018
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Altruistin
5.0 out of 5 stars bestes russisches Kochbuch, das mir je in die Finger geriet
Reviewed in Germany on 14 July 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous book
Reviewed in Canada on 31 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can recommend it enough
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3.0 out of 5 stars Damaged in package
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don’t try this unless you have lots of time to spare and strong arms and wrists.
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Diane Cockle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in Canada on 14 January 2018
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Kayla J
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cookbook!
Reviewed in Canada on 18 November 2018
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Olga Aptekar
5.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse into Russian cooking
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Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Reviewed in Canada on 7 December 2017
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Jurga Mizutaviciute
2.0 out of 5 stars It should be - A Return to Soviet Cooking.
Reviewed in the United States on 25 September 2018
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N.
5.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward comfort food for any occasion
Reviewed in the United States on 14 December 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family love in a beautiful cookbook
Reviewed in the United States on 5 December 2017
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Jennifer Guerrero
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy, rich, delicious comfort food. I'm in love!
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Liza
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is beautiful and packed with classic Soviet recipes
Reviewed in the United States on 15 November 2017
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