Salt & Time: Recipes from a Modern Russian Kitchen by Alissa Timoshkina

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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Italian; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dark rye bread; butter; dill; radishes; spring onions; unrefined sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: lemons; red chiles; seedless red grapes; beetroots; tarragon; dark rye bread; tvorog cheese
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Appetizers / starters; Italian; Russian; Siberian; Egyptian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: butter; rye bread; fennel fronds; fennel seeds; coriander seeds; caraway seeds; sunflower seeds; black peppercorns
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; courgettes; mint; dill; sour cream; unrefined sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: frozen peas; limes; clear honey; cucumbers; green-skinned apples; white crab meat; tinned sweetcorn; dried chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Summer; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: mackerel; dill; cilantro; thyme; rosemary; purple basil
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: beetroots; semolina; walnuts; dill; eggs; horseradish; crème fraîche; lemons
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: floury potatoes; sauerkraut; semolina; eggs; banana shallots; sunflower oil; soured cream; dill
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Sauces, general; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; dried apricots; semolina; eggs; coriander seeds; Greek yoghurt
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Korean
    • Ingredients: cod loins; sesame oil; ground cayenne pepper; fish sauce; lemons; coriander seeds; carrots
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    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: buckwheat; beetroots; frozen peas; celery leaves; pickling cucumbers; garlic; horseradish; habanero chiles; dill; parsley; fennel seeds; coriander seeds; black peppercorns; red cabbage; salt; tarragon; unrefined sunflower oil; dried chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Appetizers / starters; Middle Eastern; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: onions; carrots; red peppers; tomato paste; parsley; dill; cilantro; unrefined sunflower oil; sweet chilli sauce; aubergines
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dill; coriander leaves; carrots; onions; ground cayenne pepper; sesame seeds; crème fraîche; garlic powder; dried dill; paprika; ground bay leaves; suluguni cheese; lavash bread
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; milk; eggs; plain flour
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: active dry yeast; milk; eggs; onions; garlic; coriander seeds; dill; plain flour; minced beef; dried chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Pies, tarts & pastries; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sunflower oil; white cabbage; dill; hard-boiled eggs; spring onions
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sunflower oil; cremini mushrooms; parsley; soured cream
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: feta cheese; dill; parsley; tarragon
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    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; French; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: chicken livers; milk; nutmeg; herbes de Provence; brandy; pine nuts; eggs; plain flour
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    • Categories: Egg dishes; Appetizers / starters; Siberian; Russian; Jewish
    • Ingredients: salted herring in oil; tart apples; white bread; lemons; sunflower oil; dill; hard-boiled eggs
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian; Japanese
    • Ingredients: frozen fish fillets; red onions; soy sauce; horseradish; crème fraîche; lemons
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Winter; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: red cabbage; red onions; red-skinned apples; red peppers; garlic; dried sour cherries; dill; sunflower seeds; lemons; dried chilli flakes
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: beetroots; baby potatoes; baby carrots; eggs; beetroot juice; crème fraîche; herring fillets in oil; unrefined sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Winter; Russian; Siberian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; carrots; eggs; frozen peas; crème fraîche; dill; celery leaves; pickling cucumbers; garlic; horseradish; habanero chillies; parsley; fennel seeds; coriander seeds; black peppercorns; Greek yoghurt
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Winter; Russian; Siberian
    • Ingredients: beef shins; carrots; white onions; bay leaves; parsley; black peppercorns; rye bread; mustard
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Notes about this book

  • mjes on September 26, 2019

    This cookbook has been the cookbook of the month for October 2019 for the Great British Chefs Cookbook Club

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Chicken with prunes

    • Charlotte_vandenberg on October 28, 2019

      Excellent comfort food, served with mashed potatoes as suggested and Brussel sprouts. Very nice.

  • A trout & potato stew in gorshochki pots

    • meginyeg on January 04, 2021

      Really good. Simple to make but tastes delicious. Used leftover cooked trout instead of trout fillets.

  • Winter slaw

    • meginyeg on December 18, 2021

      This was only ok. I think too much lemon juice. We will decrease it if we make it again.

  • A layered cabbage pie (Golubtsy for the lacy)

    • meginyeg on December 18, 2021

      This fell apart when we cut into it. But it tasted great, especially with the crumb. We will make it again.

    • jenburkholder on January 14, 2022

      I (not everyone) liked the flavor of this a lot, but we cooked it for about four times as long as suggested in the book and our rice still wasn’t done. 20 minutes is obviously optimistic - but we ended up eating too al dente rice. Made with impossible instead of beef and that worked great, the spiced beef layer in particular was nice, but I might prefer to riff that into a meatball in the manner of Lazy Cabbage Rolls from the book Samarkand.

  • Beetroot patties with horseradish cream

    • mjes on September 21, 2019

      Not long ago I took a Turkish/Kurdish cooking class that included a zucchini patty similar in concept so my first recipe out of this book was this beet patty. White wine vinegar is not a staple in my kitchen so I substituted Kressi aux herbes vinegar. I'm inclined next time to put the vinegar directly in the beet mixture rather than in the sauce. I found the patties to be very pleasant but not exceptional. In the context of a meal, I would prefer a variety of vegetable patties rather than all beet. The patties reheated well, an important consideration as I live alone.

    • jenburkholder on March 13, 2022

      I enjoyed these. We substituted sour cream for crème fraîche, and used jarred horseradish rather than fresh. Very pleasant, although our beets were enormous and so we had to add rather more semolina and another egg.

  • Potato & sauerkraut patties with dill soured cream & crispy shallots

    • mjes on October 09, 2019

      Dill is not my favorite herb so I'll probably use lovage or sorrel next time, but I loved the sauerkraut in my potato patties. Shallots as a topping rather than within the patty made a nice crunch. Excellent recipe is a keeper.

  • Carrot patties with coriander yoghurt

    • mjes on October 09, 2019

      Cook slowly and don't overcook for the best flavor and texture. Mixing potato, beet and carrot patties on a single plate makes a great appetizer or side. The apricots and coriander make these patties special (and easy to overeat).

  • Siberian pelmeni dumplings

    • mjes on October 25, 2019

      These dumplings are more like ravioli than pot stickers in the use of fine ground flour and egg, the mushroom filling more Chinese than Western with the soy sauce seasoning and pine nuts, with a Russian flair in the sour cream and herbs "sauce". I refused to use a food processor for the filling as I like more control over the texture, especially when pre-cooking. But these dumplings are distinctive enough to be well worth repeating as well as trying additional fillings.

  • Steak with black radish rémoulade

    • mjes on September 22, 2019

      Fortunately, the introduction to this recipe informed me that the black radish rémoulade could be used separately as a salad or an appetizer with bread. I treated it at an exceptional salad ... black radish and celeriac is a winning pairing.

  • Borsch

    • jenburkholder on March 03, 2022

      I really liked the broth on this, but was left unconvinced by the toppings. The kidney beans fell apart after roasting, the peppers didn’t seem to fit flavor-wise, and overall it wasn’t thrilling. The broth could be served as a nice consommé, or perhaps as a base for dumplings or a different set of add-ins.

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  • Eat Your Books

    Alissa Timoshkina will change your opinion of Siberia with her debut cookbook. Salt & Time is an exploration of Siberian food and people.

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  • ISBN 10 1784725382
  • ISBN 13 9781784725389
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  • Published Mar 05 2019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 240
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Mitchell Beazley

Publishers Text

A collection of delicious modern recipes from Siberia and beyond.

'If anyone had to write a Russian cookbook now, it would have to be her, and her book will end up being a classic' - Olia Hercules

Salt & Time will transform perceptions of the food of the former Soviet Union, and especially Siberia - the crossroads of Eastern European and Central Asian cuisine - with 100 inviting recipes adapted for modern tastes and Western kitchens, and evocative storytelling to explain and entice. Why not try the restorative Solyanka fish soup (a famous Russian hangover cure), savor the fragrant Chicken with prunes or treat yourself to some Chak-chak-fried honey cake.

"Often we need distance and time, both to see things better and to feel closer to them. This is certainly true of the food of my home country, Russia - or Siberia, to be exact. When I think of Siberia, I hear the sound of fresh snow crunching beneath my feet. Today, whenever I crush sea salt flakes between my fingers as I cook, I think of that sound. In this book I feature recipes that are authentic to Siberia, classic Russian flavor combinations and my modern interpretations. You will find dishes from the prerevolutionary era and the Soviet days, as well as contemporary approaches - revealing a cuisine that is vibrant, nourishing, exciting and above all relevant no matter the time or the place."



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