Culinary Memories of a Happy Childhood is a memoir consisting of 14 stories related to food. Together, they comprise an intimate collage of a Soviet family in the 20th century whose members live in Moscow, Caucus, Crimea and even London (the majority of the story takes place on Arbat Street). As we all know, families are unique, with their own idiosyncrasies. In Russia, some recipes are passed down from generation to generation and are rarely shared. However, this book allows readers to feel related and uncover some secrets of the mysterious Russian soul and kitchen.