A full list of books, scholarly articles, popular articles, and book reviews. Updated May 2022.
The Kingdom of Rye: A Brief History of Russian Food. UC Press: Volume 77, California Studies in Food and Culture, 2022.
Beyond The North Wind. Ten Speed Press, 2020 (finalist for IACP award; longlisted for Art of Eating Prize; named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The Washington Post and Forbes)
Fire and Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2015 (finalist for James Beard and IACP awards; long-listed for Art of Eating prize)
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (editor-in-chief). New York: Oxford UP, 2015. (finalist for James Beard award)
High Society Dinners: Dining in Tsarist Russia by Yuri Lotman and Elena Pogosian. Translated by Marian Schwartz; edited and with an introduction by Darra Goldstein. Totnes, Devon: Prospect Books, 2014.
The Gastronomica Reader (editor). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Baking Boot Camp: Five Days of Basic Training at The Culinary Institute of America (with The Culinary Institute of America). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 (with Sarah Coffin and Ellen Lupton). New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Paris: Assouline, 2006.
Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue (editor, with Kathrin Merkle). Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2005.
The World Opened Wide: 20th-Century Russian Women Artists From the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney (editor, with Jill Meredith). Amherst, MA: Mead Art Museum, 2001.
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age (with Deborah Rothschild and Ellen Lupton). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.
The Vegetarian Hearth: Recipes and Reflections for the Cold Season. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. Reissued as The Winter Vegetarian, New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes (Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. Reprinted by The University of California Press, 1999; updated 2013; revised and expanded 25th Anniversary edition, 2018.
Russian Houses (with Elizabeth Gaynor and Kari Haavisto). New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991.
Art for the Masses. Williamstown: Williams College Museum of Art, 1985.
All About Love (a collection of thirty short stories translated from the Russian, Vse o liubvi by Teffi). Ann Arbor: Ardis Publishers, 1985.
A la Russe: A Cookbook of Russian Hospitality. New York: Random House, 1983; reissued as A Taste of Russia. London: Robert Hale Ltd., 1985, and New York: HarperCollins, 1991. 2nd, revised edition, Montpelier: RIS Publications, 1999; 30th Anniversary edition, Montpelier: Russian Life Books, 2012.
"Central Asian Cuisines," in Asian Cuisines: Food Culture from East Asia to Turkey and Afghanistan, ed. Karen Christensen. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2018.
“Under the Bed is a Dark, Cool Place” (with Christina Crawford), Shelf Life: Harvard Design Magazine, no. 43 (Fall/Winter 2016).
“What Lies Beyond,” Inside Outside Above Below (exhibition catalog for installation/performance by Aaron T. Stephan, Lauren Fensterstock, and Masa Miyake, Portland, Maine, September 2015).
Foreword, ‘Tickling the Palate’: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture. Ed. Máirtin Mac Con Iomaire and Eamon Maher. Oxford: Peter Berg, 2014 (vol. 57 in the “Reimagining Ireland” series).
“Of Pineapples, Hazel Hens, and Church Unification,” New Studies in Modern Russian Literature and Culture: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Rabinowitz, Part I (Stanford Slavic Studies vol. 45). Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2014.
“A Medieval Russian Hangover Cure,” The Recipes Project: Food, Magic, Science and Medicine, at http://recipes.hypotheses.org/, July 2014.
“Precise Ambiguity,” catalog essay for Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting: Paintings by Mia Brownell, Cacciola Gallery, New York, January 2014.
“Jinyoung Yoon’s Microbial Magic,” in Jinyoung Yoon, The Remains (ex.cat.), Seoul: Iri Publishing, 2012.
“Hot Prospekts: Dining in the New Moscow,” in Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia: Shocking Chic, ed. Helena Goscilo and Vlad Strukov. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2011.
“Georgia,” in Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (Weston, CT: Greenwood, 2011).
“Food Scholarship and Food Writing,” Food, Culture & Society, Vol. 13, no. 3 (September 2010).
“The Wizard of 57th Street,” Southwest Review, vol. 95: 1-2 (special 95th anniversary double issue: “Style as Performance/Performance as Style”), April 2010.
“The Hunger Artist: Feasting and Fasting with Gogol,” Words Without Borders, June 2008, at http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/?lab=GoldsteinGogol.
“Chechen Food,” Prague Watchdog, April 2, 2008. Available online at http://www.watchdog.cz/?show=000000-000015-000006-000033&lang=1.
“Georgia: A Culinary Crossroads,” The Silk Road vol. 5, no. 1 (Summer 2007) Saratoga, CA: The Silkroad Foundation. Also available online at http://www.silkroadfoundation.org/newsletter/vol5num1/.
“Andy Warhol’s Wild Raspberries,” Encounter: Williams College Museum of Art. Edited by Vivian Patterson. Williamstown, MA; Williams College Museum of Art, 2006.
“Cooking up Community with the Jews of Turkmenistan,” Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Fall/Winter 2006.
“Elena Molokhovets,” “Gogol,” Culinary Biographies. Edited by Alice Arndt. Houston: Yes Press, Inc., 2006.
“Will Matzoh Go Mainstream: Jewish Food in America,” in The Jewish Role in American Life: An Annual Review, vol. 4. Los Angeles: USC Casden Center for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, 2005.
“The Play’s The Thing: Dining in the New Russia,” in The Taste Culture Reader: Experiencing Food and Drink. ed. Carolyn Korsmeyer. Oxford: Berg, 2005.
“Women under Siege: Leningrad 1941-1942,” in From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives on Women and Food, ed. Barbara Haber and Arlene Avakian, Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.
“Nikolaj Zabolockij” in Strannaja' poezija i 'strannaja' proza: Nonsens, Absurd i Grotesk v russkoj literature XX veka. Vyp. II filologicheskogo al'manakha Alfavit. Ed. Natal'ja Kuzina and Igor’ Loshchilov. Smolensk, 2003.
“Russia,” in The Encyclopedia of Food. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002.
“Russian Cuisine,” in Encyclopedia of Russian History. New York: Macmillan, 2003.
“Russian-American Food” in The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink. New York: Oxford UP, 2004.
“Caviar,” in Supplement to the Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet, and Eurasian History. Ed. Bruce F. Adams. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2004.
“Central Asian Food,” in The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002.
“Gastronomic Reforms under Peter the Great,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, 4/2000.
“Teaching the Wooden Spoon, Not the Scepter,” Food Forum Quarterly, 4/2000.
"Russian Dining: Theatre of the Gastronomic Absurd," Performance Research 4, no. 1 (Spring 1999).
"Is Hay Only For Horses? Highlights of Russian Vegetarianism at the Turn of the Century," in Food in Russian History and Culture, ed. Musya Glantz and Joyce Toomre, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1997.
"Domestic Porkbarreling in Nineteenth-Century Russia, or Who Holds the Keys to the Larder," in Helena Goscilo and Beth Holmgren, eds.,Russia, Women, Culture, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.
"Russia, Carême, and the Culinary Arts," The Slavonic and East European Review, October 1995.
"Juan Romero's 'Still Life with Carnations'," Labeltalk, Williams College Museum of Art, ex. cat., 1995.
"Elena Shvarts," in Marina Ledkovsky, Charlotte Rosenthal, and Mary Zirin, eds., Dictionary of Russian Women Writers, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
"The Heartfelt Poetry of Elena Shvarts," in Helena Goscilo, ed. Fruits of Her Plume: Essays on Contemporary Russian Women's Culture. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.
"'Moscow in Fences': Viktor Sosnora at the Gate," Russian Review, April 1992.
"Four Walls: An Interview with Viktor Sosnora, December 1989," Nimrod, vol. 33, no. 2, Spring/Summer 1990.
"Zabolotskii and Filonov: The Science of Composition," Slavic Review, vol. 48, no. 4, Winter 1989.
"Notes on the Istanbul Food Conference," The Journal of Gastronomy, vol. 4, no. 4, Winter 1988/1989.
"An Interview with Viktor Sosnora," The New York Review of Books, October 13, 1988.
"The Utopian Vision of Nikolai Zabolotsky," Kennan Institute Occasional Paper #222, October 1987.
"Moscow's Culinary Museum," The Journal of Gastronomy, vol. 3, no. 3, Autumn 1987.
"The Eastern Influence on Russian Cuisine," Proceedings of a conference on "Current Research in Culinary History: Sources, Topics, and Methods," Boston: Schlesinger Library and Culinary Historians of Boston, 1986.
"Russian Writers in Georgia: A Southern Exposure," Nimrod, vol. 28, no. 2, 1985.
"The Culinary Art of Georgia," Nimrod, vol. 28, no. 2, 1985.
"Zabolockij and Ciolkovskij: Visions of a Brave New World," Russian Literature (Amsterdam), December 1983.
"White nights and northern lights in Russia,” The Boston Globe, January 26, 2018.
“An Island Apart,” Eating Well, March/April 2016 [on Cuban food and agriculture]
“Can Gluttony be a virtue?” Zócalo Public Square, November 10, 2015, at www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2015/11/10/can-gluttony-set-you-free/ideas/up- for- discussion/
“Save the Cod! Barents Sea Habitat Threatened,” Zester Daily, October 14, 2015, at zesterdaily.com/opinion/save-cod-barents-sea-habitat-threatened/
“The Art of Sculpting with Sugar,” The Getty Iris, September 22, 2015, at blogs.getty.edu/iris/the-art-of-sculpting-with-sugar/
“Down the doughnut hole: fried dough in art,” OUP blog, July 23, 2015, at blog.oup.com/2015/07/doughnut-hole-fried-dough-art/
“ZaSu Pitts: the little-known confectioner, OUP blog, June 4, 2015, at blog.oup.com/2015/06/zasu-pitts-little-known-confectioner/
Foreword, To Eat with Grace (collected essays from Orion magazine), Orion Publishing, 2014.
“The Land of Sun and Berries,” Eating Well, July/August 2014.
“Nordic by Nature, Food Arts, May 2014.
“Sochi: An Olympic Flavor Medley,” Eating Well, January/February 2014.
“Small Worlds After All,” Wall Street Journal, November 9-10, 2013.
The Vassar Quarterly (guest editor of special food issue), Summer 2013.
“Irish Blaas Bridge Old Traditions, New Cuisine,” Zester Daily, March 12, 2013.
“The New Green Cuisine” [on Irish food], The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2013.
“A Bribe-Worthy Chicken Dish,” The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2012.
“Pick a Pepper,” Real Food, Spring 2012.
“Maaltijd Uit Het Hart” (“Food From the Heart”), Sabor (Netherlands), Summer/Fall 2011.
“Baby Carrots,” for Food and the Media project, in media res, February 28, 2011. At http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2011/02/28/baby-carrots.
“Wild About Walnuts,” Real Food, Winter 2010.
“Belt of Borscht,” Food Arts, October 2010.
“Radical Tastes”, Zester Daily, July 28, 2010, at http://www.zesterdaily.com/zester-soapbox- articles/598-youth-food-movement
“Reach for the Tsars,” Food Arts, October 2009.
“A Holiday Russian Feast,” Real Food, Winter 2009.
“Café Culture,” RA: The Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, no. 100, Autumn 2008.
“A Taste of Mother Russia” [Vologda butter], Saveur, March 2008.
“The Carver’s Art,” Saveur, December 2007.
“Sweet Life,” Saveur, March 2007.
“Artful Dining,” The Daily Gullet, on EGullet, posted May 26, 2006.
“Turkmen Food,” Aramco World, February 2006.
“To Russia with Love,” Gourmet, December 2005.
“Coulibiac,” Saveur, December 2003.
“Iceland Cometh” [Sustainable Agriculture in Iceland], Gourmet, April 2004.
“Winter Roots,” Vegetarian Times, January 2003.
“Chicken Kiev,” Saveur, January/February 2002.
“Dill,” Bon Appétit, April 2001.
“The Cheese and the Sorceress,” Gourmet, September 2000.
“Beef Stroganoff,” Saveur, September/October 2000.
“Cumin,” Bon Appétit, July 2000.
"Blood Oranges," Bon Appétit, April 1999.
"Vegetables We Love To Hate," Santé, March 1998.
"Great New England Cooking: Getting Back to Our Roots," Yankee Magazine, January 1998.
"Caviar Dreams" (cover story), Saveur, January/February 1998.
"Home is Where the Hearth Is," Food and Wine, November 1997.
"Zakuski," in The Joy of Cooking, revised edition, New York: Scribner's, 1997.
"A Brief History of Vegetarianism," IACP Food Forum, Summer 1997.
"Russian Dining in America," Russian Life, December 1996.
"Take a Walk on the Wild Side" [game cookery], Santé, October 1996.
"Cooking with Walnuts," Cook's Illustrated, February 1996.
"Vodka," Saveur, March/April 1996.
"Baking with a Wood-Fired Brick Oven," The Radcliffe Culinary Times, vol. 2, no. 1, Spring 1992.
"Culinary Adventures in Soviet Georgia," Eating Well, Charter Issue, September/October 1990.
"Vodka: A Distillation," American Wine and Food, July 1987.
"A Taste of the Crimea" (translation of a short story by Andrei Sedych), Cuisine, November 1984.
"Spicy, Robust Fare of Soviet Georgia," New York Times, November 30, 1983.
"Foraging," TLS (Times Literary Review, London), September 21, 2018 [review of Marie Viljoen's Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine]
"Listen to the mayonnaise: In defence of the 'unacknowledged genie in the kitchen,'" TLS (Times Literary Review, London), June 15, 2018 [review of Jenny Linford's The Missing Ingredient: The Curious Role of Time in Food and Flavour]
“All you can’t eat: The role of diet in Jewish identity,” TLS (Times Literary Review, London), September 23, 2016 [review of Roger Horowitz’s Kosher USA]
Jewish Soul Food: From Minsk to Marrakesh, by Janna Gur, TLS, December 17, 2014.
From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways, by Ellen F. Steinberg and Jack H. Prost, Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol. 31, no. 4 (Summer 2013).
Desert Terroir, by Gary Paul Nabhan, TLS (Times Literary Review, London), November 2, 2012.
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, by Tom Mueller, TLS (Times Literary Review, London), March 16, 2012.
CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures | Revue des cultures culinaires au Canada, TLS (Times Literary Review, London), November 4, 2011.
Alison Smith, Recipes for Russia: Food and Nationhood under the Tsars, published in Journal of World History, December 2010.
John Randolph, The House in the Garden: The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism, published in Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue Candaienne des Slavistes, vol.51.1 (March 2009).
“Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love,” Gastrononomica 9:1 (February 2009).
“Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World’s Most Coveted Delicacy,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture 3:4 (November 2003).
"Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of A Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia", The Boston Globe Book Review, April 12, 1998.
"The Life of Zabolotsky", Russian Review, October 1995.
"Christianity and the Eastern Slavs. Volume II: Russian Culture in ModernTimes", Slavic Review, Winter 1995.
"Modernists, Marxists and the Nation. The Ukrainian Literary Discussion of the 1920s", The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, vol. 1:5, 1996.
"The Total Art of Stalinism", Russian History/Histoire Russe, Spring 1993.
"Kazimir Malevich", Slavic Review, Winter 1992.
"Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago", Slavic Review, Spring 1991.
"Pavel Filonov: A Hero and His Fate", Russian Review, September 1985.
Bibliography. In Maguellone Toussaint-Samat, History of Food, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.