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Stuffed Adventures of a Restaurant Family (Paperback)

Author:  Patricia Volk
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0375724990
ISBN-13: 9780375724992
Sku: 31016321
Publish Date: 10/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
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Patricia Volk's delicious memoir lets readers into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating, and wonderful family, who were responsible for feeding New York City for 100 years--from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988 when her father closed his garment center restaurant.
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The journalist-author chronicles her restaurant family's arrival in America from Austria at the turn of the century and their subsequent struggle to survive and prosper in a poignant but humorous celebration of family life and history. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.Patricia Volk?s delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you?re never just hungry?your starving to death, and you?re never just full?you?re stuffed. Volk?s family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988, when her father closed his garment center restaurant. All along, food was pretty much at the center of their lives. But as seductively as Volk evokes the food, Stuffed is at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives: her grandmother with the ?best legs in Atlantic City?; her grandfather, who invented the wrecking ball; her larger-than-life father, who sculpted snow thrones when other dads were struggling with snowmen. Writing with great freshness and humor, Patricia Volk will leave you hungering to sit down to dinner with her robust family?both for the spectacle and for the food.


New York Times Book Review
"[F]ood is never far from the narrative, but it isn't what carries the book. Even when Volk includes a few vintage recipes and the occasional tip from an aunt..., the intent isn't simply to send a reader straight to the stove. She's just adding another layer to an exquisite cake. If you're obsessed with food, STUFFED won't leave you hungry." - Regina Schrambling 10/28/2001

Washington Post Book World
"[W]hat STUFFED is actually stuffed with is family stories, of which Volk has an ample supply and which she tells with all due gusto. The book--part family history, part memoir, part stand-up shtick--is LIFE WITH FATHER or CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN with a Yiddish accent, the story of people who made their way to the United States in the 19th century and found goodly measures of prosperity and happiness....People who have the misfortune to have no taste for such matters probably will have little taste for STUFFED, but those who relish it--count me in--will feel as if they've sat down to a 12-course meal at Morgen's and will savor just about every bite."| In large measure this is because Volk has a keen eye, a good memory and a penchant for stringing together lists. - Jonathan Yardley 10/21/2001

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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