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Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Familyby Patricia Volk
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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.
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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