Revenge is Sweet With Russian Eclairs

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The Moscow Times

The kitchen would seem to be a peaceful place. After all, pies and eclairs do not conceal hidden conflict and tragedy. But our history often presents us with surprises that even the most inventive writer could not dream up. Here is one such story. “M. Conradi’s Candy and Chocolate Factory” was founded in 1853 by Maurice Conradi, a native of Switzerland. In Russia, where he was called “Mavriky,” his enterprise soon became one of the largest confectionery factories in St. Petersburg. Conradi’s stores were on Nevsky Prospekt — three of them! — as well as on other major streets and avenues of the …

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