Posted Monday, April 30, 2018 07:29 PM

Tom Hudgins and I are pleased to announce the publication of our new book, T-BONE WHACKS AND CAVIAR SNACKS: COOKING WITH TWO TEXANS IN SIBERIA AND THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST, the first cookbook in the US to focus on the foods of the Asian side of Russia. Part narrative and part food history, with 140 recipes and 75 photos taken on location, the book features many stories and photos from our time with UMUC's Russia Program in Vladivostok and Irkutsk. Other chapters cover our culinary adventures on expedition ships to the Russian Far East and along thousands of miles of the Trans-Siberian Railroad route. If you'll contact me directly by email (, I'll send you the publisher's flyer telling more about the book, including a coupon for a 30% discount off the price. (University of North Texas Press, 420 pages, 75 photos, index, and bibliography)