Trio of Russian museums summons love, joy and flavors of the past

By Will Englund, May 22, 2014

KOLOMNA, Russia — At the Museum of Forgotten Flavors, a taste of history haunts a sour-apple confection tinged red with currants.

At the red-brick Kalach Museum, a baker pulls the past out of a two-story, wood-burning oven, slipping a paddle under loaves of bread manhandled into shape as they were 400 years ago.

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