02 May 2011

97 Orchard

97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York TenementThis was such a great book. It's described as following what five immigrant families ate, but it's more a short and sweet food history of five different New York immigrant communities- German, Irish, German Jews, Lithuanian Jews, and Italians. It's not really till the end of the book that the author seemed to have enough information to give details about what the chapter's family itself actually ate, but still, having the book tied to 97 Orchard worked. 

Unquestionably fascinating and recommended.

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