By Alla Sacharow
Alla Sacharow's ardour for Russian cooking springs from her devotion to her place of birth. For this distinct assortment she has assmebled 450 recipes, selected from between millions, and creates a culinary travel of her fatherland. greater than one hundred thirty full-color photographs illustrate the recipes and the paintings of presentation, and mirror either the Russian nation-state and Russian tradition.
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24 In the meantime, father and sister were thankful that he had 18 The Training Ground survived his ordeal, and immensely proud of his rewards. On their side, all the talk was about Catherine's recent engagement to marry an old family friend, the Earl of Pembroke. Although her fiance was nearly their father's age, her brother warmly approved. He was pleased to know that his sister would become mistress of Wilton House, the Pembroke family estate, a famous Tudor mansion with its treasures of art, its gardens and spreading lawns and magnificent trees, its woods and ponds and beautiful Palladian bridge, set in the rolling green Wiltshire countryside near Salisbury.
In June, Napoleon assembled his Grande Armee of half a million men, the greatest army of modern times, and finally invaded the Russian empire by crossing the Njeman. His right wing, under General Karl von Schwarzenberg, constituted a virtually separate Austrian army. At the moment of invasion Vorontsov was in command of a grenadiers division in the Second Army, stationed in Volynia under the command of General Peter Bagration. Orders came from the Russian commander-in-chief, General Barclay de Tolly, to withdraw to the northeast without engaging Schwarzenberg's army.
On 10 and u September, with the Austrian and Prussian emperors and the Duke of Wellington, Alexander arranged a victory march-past of the allied troops on the Plain of Vertus, eighty miles east of Paris. A great pageant to celebrate the end to years of struggle, a monument to Alexander's theatrical taste, it represented the height of Russian paradomania. 4 It was an honour. While Vorontsov had proven himself a capable military leader, so had many others. In choosing him, the Russian emperor passed over other candidates in Vorontsov's cohort, such as his friends and comrades-in-arms Generals Ermolov and Paskevich.