Salt and Time

Salt and Time: Recipes from a Russian Kitchen

I am delighted to share the wonderful news that my debut cookbook is out now. Salt and Time explores the culinary heritage that I grew up with, delving into the intricate history of Russian, Siberian and Soviet cooking. It features dishes dear to my family, recipes that I’ve discovered in Soviet and pre-Revolutionary Russian cookbooks as well as my own contemporary takes on classic flavour combinations.

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“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”
– Nigella Lawson, Nigella’s Cookbook Corner

“Alissa Timoshkina’s book on Siberia is more than just filled with recipes, it’s an exploration of a place and its people told through food”
– Julia Platt Leonard, The Independent 

“Quality debut cookbook in which the author channels the flavours and memories of her native country into an inviting and intriguing set of contemporary recipes.”
– Ed Smith, Rocket & Squash

“Timoshkina has lovingly curated Salt & Time, drawing on research, experience in hosting pop-ups and supper clubs, her own food memories and her family’s culinary traditions, resulting in a book that celebrates the Russian kitchen while also providing a fresh perspective that infects even a cynical reader with enthusiasm.”
– Katherine Price, The Caterer 

“Film scholar-turned-cook Alissa Timoshkina’s new recipe book is an exquisite collection of dishes that draw on different strands of the Russian culinary tradition”
– The Calvert Journal