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T-Bone Whacks & Caviar Snacks: Cooking with Two Texans in Siberia & the Russian Far East

Allen Public Library

Join Sharon and Tom Hudgins for a discussion about their new book, T-Bone Whacks & Caviar Snacks: Cooking with Two Texans in Siberia & the Russian Far East   at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr.   

Even non-cooks will enjoy the stunning photos and stories of the Asian side of Russia found in this 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award finalist.  The first cookbook in America about the foods of this region, it is filled with fascinating food history, cultural insights, and personal stories, along with the 140 recipes.

Following the program, the audience will be invited to sample Russian desserts from the cookbook.

An award-winning author of five books, Sharon Hudgins has written more than 900 food-and-travel articles, including a story about her personal interview with Julia Child for Stars and Stripes.  Sharon has also been a lecturer on National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Viking ocean cruises to Russia.  

Tom Hudgins has been teaching at Collin College since 1999 and is an accomplished cook.

Both authors were professors with the University of Maryland's programs in several countries of Europe and Asia, including Russia where they lived, worked, and traveled for two years.

Books will be available for signing.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free.   The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911 for additional information. 


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