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Russian Food and Culture Writer to Speak at W&L

The Russian Studies Program at Washington and Lee University is pleased to present Anya von Bremzen, one of the most accomplished food and culture writers of her generation, to speak on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Northen Auditorium in Leyburn Library.

The lecture is free and open to the public and the title is “Food, History, Memory in the Former USSR.”

Her latest book, “Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing,” is a dramatic story of a mother and daughter’s immigration to Philadelphia from Russia, their memories of food and Soviet Russia.

von Bremzen is a winner of three James Beard awards, contributing editor at Travel + Leisure magazine; and the author of five acclaimed cookbooks.