Corn Bread for Khrushchev
In the US, Nikita Khrushchev is best known for his shoe-banging at the United Nations. In Russia, the eccentric premier is mostly remembered for his obsession with planting corn everywhere--which earned him the nickname of Kukuruznik (Corn Man). As a comical tribute to Khrushchev, Anya von Bremzen and her mother often make this moist, fluffy Moldovan corn bread with feta and sour cream. It's fantastic for dunking into sauces and dips, or with more feta and fire-roasted red peppers. It also makes a great toast.