Unscrambling the Politics of National Dishes ‹ Literary Hub


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the worlds leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew talks to Anya von Bremzen, author of National Dish, about popular foods, like pizza and borscht, as forms of oppression and symbols of resistance.

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Anya von Bremzen is the winner of three James Beard awards; a contributing writer atAFARmagazine; and the author of six acclaimed cookbooks, among themThe New Spanish Table,The Greatest Dishes: Around the World in 80 Recipes, andPlease to the Table: The Russian Cookbook(coauthored with John Welchman). Her memoir,Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking, has been translated into nineteen languages. Anya has been a contributing editor atTravel+LeisureandFood & Wine, and has written forSaveur,The New Yorker, andForeign Policy, among other publications. Her work has been anthologized in several editions ofBest Food Writingand inThe Best American Travel Writing. Anya divides her time between New York and Istanbul.

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