The project I have completed was definitely not the project I had envisioned at first. I think that this opportunity has taught me to dig deeper in different areas of life, as if I did not get those books into my hand I would have never known that this sort of writing exists. I presented Russian cooking books in a blog format video highlighting the parts of the books that have fascinated me the most. In addition, the video portrays the cultural and historical aspects of cooking books. Flipping through the books and reading different parts of them was not challenging, but rather fun and interesting as I was discovering new things. Now I really want to try cooking one of Elena Molokhovets' recipes.

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