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Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens (California Studies in Food and Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

"Lynne Anderson's portraits of recent immigrant families capture a crucial truth about how real food connects us to our culture, our memories, and to one another. This is an important book." —Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Restaurant

"Everyone loves talking about food. In this remarkable book, Lynne Anderson lets recent immigrants to America speak in their own words about the foods they most loved from their homelands. Her cook-storytellers use recipes for cherished foods as a way to recall childhood memories, the events that caused them to emigrate, and their efforts to assimilate—the bitter along with the sweet. For a delicious introduction to the immigrant experience in America, I can't think of a better starting point than Breaking Bread." —Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat and Food Politics

"Good ol' home cooking that's not chicken and apple pie. A feast of stories and flavors." Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club and the Bone Setter's Daughter

"What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."—Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters

"Breaking Bread throws open a delightful window on the immigrant kitchen in America, capturing the voices, traditions and--yes!--recipes of a couple dozen different food cultures in a single volume." —Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food

"In 25 deeply moving first-person accounts from a wide range of immigrant families, each one sensitively introduced by the author, Lynne Anderson takes us straight to the heart of our common humanity. Sharing food and stories are what bind us all across differences in time, space culture, gender and identity. Apart from being an important cultural document, Breaking Bread is a rich, wisdom-packed experience for the scholar, for the casual reader and for all cooks who demand more than just recipes."—Niloufer Ichaporia King, author of My Bombay Kitchen

Synopsis:

"Breaking Bread throws open a delightful window on the immigrant kitchen in America, capturing the voices, traditions and--yes!--recipes of a couple dozen different food cultures in a single volume."--Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food

"What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."--Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters

Synopsis:

"What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."--Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters

About the Author

Lynne Anderson is Adjunct Professor at Boston College and Bunker Hill Community College. Before teaching, she worked as a chef in restaurants around the Boston area. Robin Radin has exhibited her photographs nationally. In 2003, she was awarded the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Photography.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword Corby Kummer

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Scooping the Memories

Dmitra's Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves, Hommus, Tabbouleh, and Pita

It's Like a Continuum

Nezi's Cape Verdean Katxupa (Cachupa)

Add a Place at the Table

Fausta's Italian Fettuccini

Foraging Together but Alone

Yulia's Russian Mushroom Casserole

A Savage Loves His Own Shore

Barry's Irish Dinner: Baked Fillet of Sole, Mashed Potatoes, and Carrot-Parsnip Mash

Swapping Food on Sundays

Johanne's Haitian Soup Joumou

Living the Culture Every Day

Xotchil's Venezuelan Asado Negro, Insalata Repoyo, Plátanos, and Arepas

Eating Alone

Saida's Moroccan Couscous

Quiet in America

Xiu Fen's Shanghai Fish and Vegetable Dinner

Remembering Where You Started

Roula's Greek Spanakopita and Dolmades

Eating the Flag

Riqueldys and Magdani's Dominican Sancocho and Bollito

A Happy Straddler

Soni's Indian Lamb Biriyani, Tali Machhi, Matur Paneer, Bhartha, Roti, and Halwa

This Is America?

Genevieve's Ghanaian Nkatekwan and Fufu

More Relaxed but a Little Tired

José's Mother's Salvadoran Quesadilla

Bringing Good Things with Food

Liz's Brazilian Peixada

Keeping the Connection Flowing

Aurora's Filipino Adobo

Food, the Great Icebreaker

Yasie's Persian Kashk-o-Bedemjan and Kou Kou Sabzi

Man in the Kitchen

Zady's Rice and Lili's Kedjenou and Aloko from Côte d'Ivoire

Part of You Goes into the Cooking

Patricia's Costa Rican Sopa and Dumplings

Teaching Both Ways

Ha's Vietnamese Goi Cuon and Tuong Ngot

Preserving Home

Sehin's Ethiopian Yebeg Wot

Less Conservative Now

Najia's Spicy Pakistani Dinner: Tandoori Chicken, Palou, Bhindi, Podina Chutney, Salad, and Paratha

It's Okay to Be Different

Tanisha's Panamanian Sorrel Drink

Cooking Every Day

Limya's Sudanese Mulukhiyah

Why Not Teach Them to Cook?

Beatriz's Guatemalan Tortillas con Frijoles y Queso

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520262577
Author:
Anderson, Lynne
Publisher:
University of California Press
Foreword by:
Kummer, Corby
Foreword:
Kummer, Corby
Author:
Anderson, Lynne C.
Author:
Anderson, Lynne Christy
Author:
Kummer, Corby
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Cookery, International
Subject:
General
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - International
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-International General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 b/w photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Breaking Bread throws open a delightful window on the immigrant kitchen in America, capturing the voices, traditions and--yes!--recipes of a couple dozen different food cultures in a single volume."--Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food

"What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."--Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters

"Synopsis" by , "What's so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen. More than ever it seems critical to be finding and celebrating what we have in common and the connections between people."--Nikki Silva, co-author of Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters
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