Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life
Seasoned Socialism reflects on select Soviet everyday practices, their significance for those who wrote about them or performed them, and their impact on the meaning and quality of life in the former USSR. For the first time in the scholarship about late Soviet everyday life, all everyday practices chosen for this volume gravitate to food and foodways. As essential to Soviet everyday life as food is the notion of gender, which was largely the factor upon which most everyday Soviet experiences and practices are predicated. Seasoned Socialism, therefore, engages Soviet men and women where they eat—in the kitchen, the garden, the grocery, the marketplace and the dining establishment.