About Jennifer Eremeeva

Jennifer Eremeeva is an American expatriate writer who writes about travel, culture, cuisine and culinary history, Russian history, and Royal History, with bylines in Reuters, Fodor's, USTOA, LitHub, The Moscow Times, and Russian Life.

NBN Episodes hosted by Jennifer:

Eliza Reid, "Secrets of the Sprakkar: What the Outstanding Women of Iceland Know about Equality" (Sourcebooks, 2022)

March 8, 2022

Secrets of the Sprakkar

Eliza Reid

In the past decade, adventurous travelers have flocked to the island nation of Iceland to enjoy its many wonders: stunning nature and wildlife, innova…

David L. Hoffmann, "The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia" (Routledge, 2021)

February 4, 2022

The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

David L. Hoffmann

Over 75 years have passed since the end of World War II, but the collective memory of the conflict remains potently present for the people of the Russ…

Zuza Zak, "Amber & Rye: A Baltic Food Journey: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania" (Allen & Unwin, 2021)

August 20, 2021

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Zuza Zak

Food writer Zuza Zak’s latest book, Amber & Rye: A Baltic Food Journey: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (Allen & Unwin, 2021) is a remarkable exploration o…

Katherine Pangonis, "Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule" (Hachette, 2021)

July 1, 2021

Queens of Jerusalem

Katherine Pangonis

Any study of the Crusades — the religious wars waged by Latin Catholics to recapture the Holy Land — is primarily an exploration of men and their mili…

Dianne Jacob, "Will Write for Food" (Hachette Go, 2021)

June 2, 2021

Will Write for Food

Dianne Jacob

Do you have a cookbook in you? Thinking about a memoir with recipes? How about a food blog? Have you ever yearned to be an Instagram Influencer or dre…

Janet Hartley, "The Volga: A History of Russia’s Greatest River” (Yale UP, 2021)

April 26, 2021

The Volga

Janet Hartley

The Volga begins as a small trickle in the Valdai Hills in the north of Russia, and broadens and expands as it heads south, past the storied medieval …

William C. Brumfield, "Journeys through the Russian Empire: The Photographic Legacy of Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky" (Duke UP, 2020)

February 15, 2021

Journeys through the Russian Empire

William Craft Brumfield

In his latest authoritative book, Journeys Through the Russian Empire: The Photographic Legacy of Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky (Duke University Press, 2020…

Katherine Zubovich, "Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin's Capital" (Princeton UP, 2020)

February 10, 2021

Moscow Monumental

Katherine Zubovich

In Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital (Princeton University Press, 2021), Professor Katherine Zubovich of the Un…

James Renshaw, "In Search of the Romans" (Bloomsbury, 2019)

July 27, 2020

In Search of the Romans

James Renshaw

James Renshaw modestly describes his interactive textbook, In Search of the Romans (Bloomsbury, 2019) as an attempt to bring his high school readers t…

Peter Naldrett, “Around the Coast in 80 Days" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

July 7, 2020

Around the Coast in 80 Days

Peter Naldrett

Peter Naldrett, author of Around the Coast in 80 Days: A Guide to Britain’s Best Coastal Towns, Beaches, Cliffs, & Headlands (Bloomsbury, 2020) be…

Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir, "Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

June 11, 2020


Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir

Fascination with the Viking Age seems to be at an all-time high, though it has never really gone out of fashion. There is something irresistible about…

Coryne Hall, "Queen Victoria and the Romanovs: 60 Years of Mutual Distrust" (Amberley, 2020)

May 27, 2020

Queen Victoria and the Romanovs

Coryne Hall

The balance of power in nineteenth-century Europe was anchored on one end by the redoubtable Queen Victoria (1819 -1901), the doyenne of sovereigns, a…

Elissa Bemporad, "Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets" (Oxford UP, 2019)

May 26, 2020

Legacy of Blood

Elissa Bemporad

The history of antisemitism in Europe stretches back as far as Ancient Rome, but persecutions of Jews became widespread during the Crusades, beginning…

David Lebovitz, "Drinking French" (Ten Speed Press, 2020)

April 14, 2020

Drinking French

David Lebovitz

Few experiences can top sitting in a Parisian cafe and watching the world go by, a glass of something at your elbow. But if you've ever gone inside th…

Kevin O'Connor, "The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga" (Northern Illinois UP, 2019)

April 1, 2020

The House of Hemp and Butter

Kevin O'Connor

Latvia's elegant capital, Riga, is one of Europe's best-kept secrets. Strategically located on the Eastern Baltic coast at the mouth of the River Daug…

Irina Georgescu, "Carpathia: Food from the Heart of Romania” (Interlink Books, 2020)

March 27, 2020


Irina Georgescu

Romania is a land of crossroads: of empire, of geography, and culture, shaped by centuries of rule by the Greeks, Ottomans, and Hapsburgs. The dramati…

Darra Goldstein, "Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore" (Random House, 2020)

March 4, 2020

Beyond the North Wind

Darra Goldstein

If you are even remotely interested in Russian cuisine, you probably have an oil-stained, batter-spattered copy of the 1983 classic cookbook, A Taste …

Paul Robinson, "Russian Conservatism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

December 24, 2019

Russian Conservatism

Paul Robinson

Professor Paul Robinson's new book, Russian Conservatism (Cornell University Press, 2019) is a comprehensive examination of the roots and development …

Roland Elliot Brown, "Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda" (FUEL, 2019)

November 26, 2019

Godless Utopia

Roland Elliott Brown

In the arc of Soviet history, few government programs were as tenacious as the anti-religious campaign, which systematically set out to debunk organiz…

Olga Zilberbourg, "Like Water and Other Stories" (WTAW Press, 2019)

November 25, 2019

Like Water and Other Stories

Olga Zilberbourg

The phenomenon of the Russian emigre writer is nothing new. Exile seems almost as necessary a commodity as ink to many of Russia's most celebrated wri…

Michael Khodarkovsky, "Russia's 20th Century: A Journey in 100 Histories" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019)

November 18, 2019

Russia's 20th Century

Michael Khodarkovsky

Dissecting and digesting the history of the Soviet "experiment" can be a frustrating exercise for academics and a Sisyphean task for laymen; the endea…

Gill Paul, "The Lost Daughter" (William Morrow, 2019)

September 16, 2019

The Lost Daughter

Gill Paul

Grand Duchess Maria Romanova arrives in Ekaterinburg in 1918 with her parents, the former Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra. After months of ho…

A. Lakhtikova, A. Brintlinger, and I. Glushchenko, "Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life" (Indiana UP, 2019)

August 1, 2019

Seasoned Socialism

Anastasia Lakhtikova, Angela Brintlinger, and Irina Glushchenko, eds.

In their introduction to Seasoned Socialism: Gender & Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life (Indiana University Press, 2019), Anastasia Lakhtikova, Angela…

C. W. Gortner, "The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna" (Ballentine Books, 2018)

July 16, 2019

The Romanov Empress

C. W. Gortner

101 years have passed since the murder of the Imperial Family of Russia at Yekaterinburg, but their appeal has not diminished. Indeed, interest in the…