Darra demonstrates the recipe for Pink Blini from her new cookbook Beyond the North Wind. These gorgeous deep-pink pancakes were beloved by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. While cooking them up, Darra will share her expert cultural commentary on the dish’s storied history.
Darra Goldstein is the author of Fire + Ice, which was nominated for James Beard, IACP, and The Art of Eating awards. The founding editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, named Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, Darra also serves as series editor of California Studies in Food and Culture, and has written for Gourmet, Saveur, Bon Appétit, and The New York Times.