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

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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 attem......more

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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.

Author:
Ziegelman, Jane
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
253
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Publish Date:
05/31/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780061288517
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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