Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women




      Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women
A gorgeous, full color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world, that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.Born in Italy, Anna Francese Gass came to the United States as a young child and grew up eating her mother s Italian cooking But when this professional cook realized she did not know how to make her family s beloved meatballs a recipe that existed only in her mother s memory Anna embarked on a project to record and preserve her mother s recipes for generations to come.In addition to her recipes, Anna s mother shared stories from her life in Italy that her daughter had never heard before, fascinating tales that whetted Anna s appetite to learn So, Anna began reaching out to her friends whose mothers were also immigrants, and soon she was cooking with dozens of women who were eager to share their unique memories and the foods of their homelands.In Heirloom Kitchen, Anna brings together the stories and dishes of forty strong, exceptional women, all immigrants to the United States, whose heirloom recipes have helped shape the landscape of American food Organized by region, the 100 tantalizing recipes include Magda s Pork Adobo from the PhillippinesShari s Fesenjoon, a walnut and pomegranate stew, from IranTina s dumplings from Northern ChinaAnna s mother s meatballs from Southern ItalyIn addition to the dishes, these women share their recollections of coming to America stories of hardship and happiness that illuminate the power of food, and how cooking became a comfort and a respite in a new land for these women, as well as a tether to their native cultural identities.Accented with 175 photographs, including food shots, old family photographs, and ephemera of the cooks first years in America such as Soon s recipe book pristinely handwritten in Korean or the measuring cup Anke tucked into her suitcase before leaving Germany Heirloom Kitchen is a testament to female empowerment and strength, perseverance, diversity, and inclusivity It is a warm and inspiring reminder that the story of immigrant food is, at its core, a story of America Profiled women and countries Gina Calabria, Italy Maria Calabria, Italy Lisetta Sardinia, Italy Kanella Greece Stacey Scotland Emilia Ukraine Tsilia Ukraine Marina Moscow Bea Serbia Monika Poland Susanne Hamburg, Germany Anke Berlin, Germany Tina North China Daisy South China Chizuko Japan Soon Korea Magda Philippines Lydia Philippines Khurshed India Shobhana India Shari Iran Cheri Iraq Lucy Armenia Irene Lebanon Shekaiba Afghanistan Fethie Palestine Nikita Haiti Janet Mexico Haydee Puerto Rico Rocio Peru Angela Cuba Maria Dominican Republic Morgana Brazil Sheila Panama Jennipher Ghana Safoi Morocco Amina Egypt Best Read [ Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women ] Author [ Anna Francese Gass ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women
  • Anna Francese Gass
  • English
  • 10 November 2018
  • 0062844229

10 thoughts on “ Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women

  1. Gina says:

    What really caught my eye and made me want to check out this book was the photo on the cover showing hands cutting dough for homemade noodles I immediately was taken back to my childhood where my paternal grandmother did noodles exactly like this and I continue to do them this way to this very day, guided by her teaching me Also drawing me in immediately were the author s own photos and stories, especially of her mother, Gina Crocco Francese who shares not only a first name with me, but a he What really caught my eye and made me want to check out this book was the photo on the cover showing hands cutting dough for homemade noodles I immediately was taken back to my childhood where my paternal grandmother did noodles exactly like thi...

  2. Phyllis says:

    Like the author, I also grew up in an Italian American household Our family kitchen was run by two Italian immigrant women, my mother and grandmother, and I cherish their heirloom recipes today I loved reading the personal stories of the immigrant women in this book and how cooking their traditional dishes and preserving family recipes meant so much to them These women all left their homelands but were comforted by the recipes they brought with them Interesting how preparing food and family Like the author, I also grew up in an Italian American household Our family kitchen was run by two Italian immigrant women, my mother and grandmother, and I cherish their heirloom recipes today I loved reading the personal stories of the immigrant women in this book and how cooking their traditional dishes and preserving family recipes meant so much to them These women all left their homelands but were comforted by the recipes t...

  3. Joy Matteson says:

    Simply lovely I could have read those stories about those brave women ALL day Not to mention the gorgeous recipes I can see it being a wonderful gift book for a brave immigrant friend Highly recommended.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Mostly I bought this book for the memoir part, the family stories which are well worth reading Then I tabbed a bunch of recipes I would like to try and started cooking YUMMY Those are the official results More cooking to come

  5. Missy says:

    Wonderful stories and great recipes.

  6. Lorraine Sulick-Morecraft says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable to read the stories of immigrant women who brought their family recipes to their new country Outstanding food photography by Andrew Scrivani, too.

  7. Missi Wendt says:

    A beautiful way to empower women of all backgrounds and to celebrate the differences, and sameness, of cultures around the world

  8. Becky says:

    So interesting

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