A guide to the New East
Special report
Soviet food stories
Can you judge an era by its food? If so, what does the cuisine of Soviet eastern Europe say about life under communism? Our writers, raised in the last years of the Cold War, recount their stories of drinking and dining behind the Iron Curtain.
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Last picnic

Ukraine 1989. Food, family and a taste of freedom as the USSR falls


Sweet nostalgia

Why the ice cream brands of communist Russia are still a hot favourite


Taste of home

Searching for the real Estonia one bite at a time

Soviet Union

Cold war cuisine

Notes from a USSR cookbook

New east

Wet and wild

Ten strange but tasty drinks from the new east

Image courtesy of the Tallinn Collector

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