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Patricia Volks delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where youre never just hungry-your starving to death, and youre never just full-youre stuffed. Volks family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988, when her father closed his garment center restaurant. All along, food was pretty much at the center of their lives. But as seductively as Volk evokes the food, Stuffed is at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives: her grandmother with the “best legs in Atlantic City”; her grandfather, who invented the wrecking ball; her larger-than-life father, who sculpted snow thrones when other dads were struggling with snowmen. Writing with great freshness and humor, Patricia Volk will leave you hungering to sit down to dinner with her robust family-both for the spectacle and for the food.

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Volk's delicious memoir lets readers into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where one is never just hungry--one is stuffed. But as seductively as Volk evokes the family cuisine business, "Stuffed" is at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives.

About the Author

Patricia Volk is the author of the memoir Stuffed; the novels To My Dearest Friends and White Light; and two collections of short stories, All it Takes and The Yellow Banana. She has published stories, book reviews, and essays in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, New York, The New Yorker and Playboy. She was a weekly columnist for New York Newsday, and she lives in New York.

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Serra, April 2, 2006 (view all comments by Serra)
When I'm not eating my favorite activity is reading about food. This book is a smorgasbord of culinary annecdotes from a family so immersed in food that every memory goes back to a delicious dish. Volk's great grandfather brougth pastrami to New York and later generations ran restaurants throughout the city. The book reads like a family tree made up of comfort food meals.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375724992
Author:
Volk, Patricia
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.51 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Volk's delicious memoir lets readers into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where one is never just hungry--one is stuffed. But as seductively as Volk evokes the family cuisine business, "Stuffed" is at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives.
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