Beyond the North Wind – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US giveaway to win a copy of Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore by Darra Goldstein. Please note the author is touring and her events are on our calendar.

Beyond the North Wind is an intriguing, thoughtful study of Russian cuisine and culture brought to us by Darra Goldstein who has been immersed in the field for nearly fifty years. Politics aside, I have been enamored with Russian culture for some time myself. What sealed the deal was watching Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes show featuring the bakeries of St. Petersburg. A small clip from this episode can be found here.

Normally, one wouldn’t think of Russia as being a world food capital but Darra knocks that untruth out of the water. The narrative, photographs, and recipes in this gorgeous book all work together to inspire the home cook to explore this fascinating food scene.

Of course, seafood, pickled and fermented foods play a fairly large part in everyday cooking in Russia but there is so much more to enjoy. For example, Vatrushki, a cheese-filled bun, Black currant cheesecake, Easter bread, and Dumplings with mushrooms and buckwheat look spectacular.

Beyond the North Wind is a chance to experience Russian culture that is approachable and exciting. Darra provides us a fascinating education in all things Russian and we are the better for soaking up her expertise.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

Special thanks to Ten Speed Press for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview above as well as offering three copies of this must-have book in our giveaway below.

Thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • kmn4  on  February 11, 2020

    Arkhangelsk gingerbread cookies (Архангельские козули)

  • LeilaD  on  February 11, 2020

    Salted salmon potato salad

  • riley  on  February 11, 2020

    Beef stew with horseradish

  • MarciK  on  February 11, 2020

    Potatoes and mushrooms baked in a pot (Грибы с картошкой в горшочке)

  • mjes  on  February 11, 2020

    Brined tomatoes (Мочёные помидоры) (

  • Shelley.b  on  February 11, 2020

    Sugared red currants

  • dan031082  on  February 11, 2020

    Barley porridge with almond milk and blueberries

  • DarcyVaughn  on  February 12, 2020

    Beef stew with horseradish

  • JRumi  on  February 12, 2020


  • vickster  on  February 12, 2020

    Vegetarian cabbage rolls

  • NaomiH  on  February 12, 2020

    Half-sour dill pickles (Малосольные огурцы)

  • RSW  on  February 12, 2020

    Pepper vodka

  • sarahawker  on  February 12, 2020

    Pelmeni, or Siberian dumplings

  • Hawky  on  February 12, 2020

    I would try Hot Cranberry Sauce first.

  • matag  on  February 12, 2020

    Homemade farmer’s cheese

  • Shelmar  on  February 12, 2020

    Roasted radishes with garlic and caraway

  • Samjbutler  on  February 14, 2020

    Beef stew with horseradish.

  • roxlet  on  February 14, 2020

    beef stew with horseradish

  • ktcupcake  on  February 14, 2020

    “Pickle” pies

  • sedm3949  on  February 14, 2020


  • sequoia55  on  February 15, 2020

    “Pickle” pies

  • mph993  on  February 15, 2020

    Pelmeni, or Siberian dumplings (Пельмени)

  • thecharlah  on  February 15, 2020

    Savory fish soup (Рыбная солянка)

  • LaurenE  on  February 15, 2020

    kmn4 on February 11, 2020
    Arkhangelsk gingerbread cookies (Архангельские козули)

    LeilaD on February 11, 2020
    Salted salmon potato salad

  • LeMinou  on  February 16, 2020

    Savory fish soup

  • RickPearson54  on  February 17, 2020

    beef stew with horseradish

  • Siegal  on  February 17, 2020

    Pepper vodka yum

  • demomcook  on  February 17, 2020

    Sasha’s Grated Apple Cake

  • Sfgordon  on  February 17, 2020

    scallion pie!

  • JessHeilman  on  February 18, 2020

    Brined tomatoes

  • rchesser  on  February 18, 2020

    Homemade Farmer’s Cheese

  • fraserkr  on  February 19, 2020

    Barley porridge with almond milk and blueberries

  • southerncooker  on  February 19, 2020

    Vegetarian cabbage rolls

  • YarmElizabeth  on  February 20, 2020

    ‘Sweet potato wedges with lemongrass and crème fraîche’ from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

  • debbiehb  on  February 21, 2020

    Chicken pie

  • erinsuzanne  on  February 21, 2020

    Pickle pies for SURE

  • maggy.pie  on  February 22, 2020

    Black currant cheesecake

  • lselke  on  February 22, 2020

    Farmer’s cheese pancakes.

  • TammyDee  on  February 22, 2020

    I’d really like to try the Strawberry-Cranberry Preserves recipe. I love homemade jams and jellies.

  • mrscahughes  on  February 22, 2020

    sour cream cake

  • Dannausc  on  February 22, 2020

    Spruce salt

  • Lakesmasher  on  February 23, 2020

    The sour cream honey cake

  • Aproporpoise  on  February 23, 2020

    I’d try the Barley-Rye cakes first! I love rye so much and these look like they are packed with it.

  • MiMi60  on  February 23, 2020

    Alexandra’s sweet and sour cucumbers

  • moralla  on  February 24, 2020

    Farmer’s cheese pancakes

  • fujirw  on  February 24, 2020

    The strawberry-preserves.

  • Mtetpon  on  February 25, 2020


  • Laura1  on  February 26, 2020

    Alexandra’s sweet and sour cucumbers

  • Lkitchings  on  February 27, 2020

    Summer berry compote

  • JenjiRM  on  February 28, 2020

    Salted salmon potato salad (Картофельный салат с малосольным лососем)

  • Nancith  on  February 29, 2020

    Dumplings with mushrooms and buckwheat (Кундюмы)

  • EmilyR  on  February 29, 2020

    bird cherry cake… it’s incredible!

  • t.t  on  March 1, 2020

    Homemade farmer’s cheese (Творог)

  • sheraneprish  on  March 1, 2020

    cherry vodka

  • love2chow  on  March 1, 2020

    Russian hand pies (Пирожки)

  • lgroom  on  March 2, 2020

    Beef stew with horseradish

  • Kduncan  on  March 3, 2020

    Farmer’s cheese pancakes

  • dc151  on  March 3, 2020

    Brined tomatoes

  • jezpurr  on  March 5, 2020

    Gooseberry mousse (Мусс из крыжовника и манки)!!!^_^

  • fmd518  on  March 6, 2020

    Pepper vodka

  • banba1  on  March 6, 2020

    Dumplings with mushrooms and buckwheat (Кундюмы)

  • JEWGAL777  on  March 6, 2020

    Sasha’s Apple Cake

  • AlexandraCohenSpiegler  on  March 7, 2020

    Alexandra’s Sweet and Sour Cucumbers!

    Also anything with sea buckthorn.

  • Karla123  on  March 10, 2020

    Marinated mushrooms! I’d love to add these to a salad.

  • vhfvhf  on  March 15, 2020

    sour cream honey cakes

  • choppergirl  on  March 15, 2020

    Brined tomatoes

  • mnhemphill  on  March 15, 2020

    Hot cranberry sauce

  • ccav  on  March 18, 2020

    Sprouted rye porridge

  • Lora724  on  March 19, 2020

    Pumpkin pancakes sound delish!

  • cookbookaddict2020  on  March 21, 2020

    horseradish sauce with petals!

  • rychepet  on  March 22, 2020

    Vatrushki — sounds great for snack time!

  • percussion03  on  March 23, 2020

    rhubarb pudding

  • leilx  on  March 23, 2020

    Roasted radishes with garlic and caraway

  • Aminata95  on  March 23, 2020

    gingerbread cookies

  • BatshevaR  on  March 24, 2020

    pear and carrot relish

  • laurencooks  on  March 26, 2020

    Would love to make the homemade farmer’s cheese!

  • Rosalbltyourbooks1  on  March 26, 2020

    She wrote a great book on Georgian cooking and I would get anything she wrote
    Juniper salt..can’t wait

  • TrishaCP  on  March 29, 2020

    Salted salmon potato salad

  • RSW  on  March 30, 2020

    Homemade sour cream and cultured butter

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