Posted on September 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Hungry? Reading this review of Leo Tolstoy’s family cookbook may or may not help.

The War and Peace author adopted a rather strict diet after a midlife crisis — no smoking, drinking, meat, or cake, among other restrictions.

As a joke, his wife’s brother compiled the recipes she adopted to accommodate his new regimen.

A few years ago, that cookbook was not only published, but also translated into English as Leo Tolstoy: A Vegetarian’s Tale.

The Guardian’s Marianna Hunt describes some of the recipes that she found and tested out here.

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