97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement

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by Jane Ziegelman
     
 

In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century—a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new life. Through the experiences of five families, all of them residents of 97 Orchard Street,

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In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary life that was the heart and soul of New York's Lower East Side around the turn of the twentieth century—a city within a city, where Germans, Irish, Italians, and Eastern European Jews attempted to forge a new life. Through the experiences of five families, all of them residents of 97 Orchard Street, Ziegelman takes readers on a vivid and unforgettable tour, from impossibly cramped tenement apartments, down dimly lit stairwells, beyond the front stoops where housewives congregated, and out into the hubbub of the dirty, teeming streets. Ziegelman shows how immigrant cooks brought their ingenuity to the daily task of feeding their families, preserving traditions from home but always ready to improvise. 97 Orchard lays bare the roots of our collective culinary heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061288500
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
543,920
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

One The Glockner Family 1

Two The Moore Family 47

Three The Gumpertz Family 83

Four The Rogarshevsky Family 125

Five The Baldizzi Family 183

Notes 229

Bibliography 235

Photo Credits 239

Index 241

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