Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens / Edition 1

Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Lynne Christy Anderson
     
 


"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

See more details below

Overview


"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

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520262577
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet 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

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >