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Author Shkodrova, Albena, author.

Title Communist gourmet : the curious story of food in the People's Republic of Bulgaria / Albena Shkodrova
Published Budapest, Hungary ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 251 pages) : illustrations
Contents Made in the People's Republic of Bulgaria -- The Bulgarian marzipan -- Canned in Bulgaria: By poets, diplomats, and teenagers -- Shopping -- Proudly presenting...what there wasn't -- "Napoleon blew it. Hitler blew it. But Coca-Cola pulled it off!" -- Dining out -- How one man could spoil the menu of millions -- Sailing academy for waiters -- The canteens: Chez Les Mères Sofiannaises -- Tripe treats -- The menu: Between Communist international and rural national -- Pickle all the day -- Tarator in outer space
Summary "Communist Gourmet presents a lively, detailed account of how the communist regime in Bulgaria determined people's everyday food experience between 1944 and 1989. It examines the daily routines of acquiring food, cooking, and eating out at restaurants during communism through the memories of Bulgarians and foreigners"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 16, 2021)
Subject Communism -- Bulgaria.
Food habits -- Bulgaria -- History -- 1944-1990
Food habits.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
Politics and government.
Bulgaria -- History -- 1944-1990.
Bulgaria -- Politics and government -- 1944-1990.
Genre/Form History.
Livres numériques.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021018337
ISBN 9633864046