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Salt & Time by Alissa Timoshkina

Posted by Nigella on the 14th March 2019
Image of Alissa Timoshkina's Layered Cabbage Pie
Photo by Lizzie Mayson

Some cookbooks take you on a journey that is as poetic as it is geographical and culinary, and Salt & Time (from the very title on) is just such a one. I am not talking about fanciful writing, but rather indicating a book whose food is evocative not merely of a place, but of a yearning for a place. But then, this is a book about Russian food (with particular emphasis on Siberian specialities), and it is thrillingly embued with the majesty of the Russian soul. Not that I wish to indicate that Salt & Time is a heavy read. It’s the very opposite: enthusiastic, often playful, and full of encouragement to cook dishes that are invitingly unfamiliar for many of us. I thrilled to Herring in Furs, to Soviet-Korean Ceviche, to fierce ferments and pickles (and a carrot and caraway cake) but I’ve chosen to share with you a recipe that I feel particularly drawn to, Alissa Timoshkina’s Golubsty for the Lazy, or Layered Cabbage Pie.  

Salt & Time by Alissa Timoshkina is published by Mitchell Beazley, £25.
Photography by Lizzie Mayson.

Book cover of Salt & Time by Alissa Timoshkina

Try this recipe from the book

Image of Alissa Timoshkina's Layered Cabbage Pie
Photo by Lizzie Mayson
Golubtsy for the Lazy - a Layered Cabbage Pie
By Alissa Timoshkina
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