Le livre de la bonne et saine nourriture, une synthese ideologico-gastronomique
Initially published in 1939, the Book of Tasty and Healthy Food was an important document of Soviet ideology, combining practical recommendations for households with elements of political education and propaganda. It was inspired by Stalin's slogan of «socialist abundance», proclaimed in 1935. The book emerged as a unique example of social and culinary utopia, representing Soviet life as it should be, instead of as it was, while remaining a practical guide for housewives and cooks. In the later period it lost its dominant position and practical significance but remained an important cultural fact of the Soviet past.