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Title Savage feast : three generations, two continents, and a dinner table (a memoir with recipes) / Boris Fishman.
Author Fishman, Boris, 1979- author, narrator.
Publication [New York, NY] : HarperAudio, 2019.
Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 44 min., 07 sec.)) : digital
Time 124407
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Performer Read by the author.
Summary One of Booklist's Must Read Nonfiction picks of 2019The acclaimed author of A Replacement Life shifts between heartbreak and humor in this gorgeously told, recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, Savage Feast explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle. A revealing personal story and family memoir told through meals and recipes, Savage Feast begins with Boris's childhood in Soviet Belarus, where good food was often worth more than money. He describes the unlikely dish that brought his parents together and how years of Holocaust hunger left his grandmother so obsessed with bread that she always kept five loaves on hand. She was the stove magician and Boris' grandfather the master black marketer who supplied her, evading at least one firing squad on the way. These spoils kept Boris' family--Jews who lived under threat of discrimination and violence--provided-for and protected.Despite its abundance, food becomes even more important in America, which Boris' family reaches after an emigration through Vienna and Rome filled with marvel, despair, and bratwurst. How to remain connected to one's roots while shedding their trauma? The ambrosial cooking of Oksana, Boris's grandfather's Ukrainian home aide, begins to show him the way. His quest takes him to a farm in the Hudson River Valley, the kitchen of a Russian restaurant on the Lower East Side, a Native American reservation in South Dakota, and back to Oksana's kitchen in Brooklyn. His relationships with women--troubled, he realizes, for reasons that go back many generations--unfold concurrently, finally bringing him, after many misadventures, to an American soulmate. Savage Feast is Boris' tribute to food, that secret passage to an intimate conversation about identity, belonging, family, displacement, and love.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.
Note Online resource; title from title details screen (OverDrive, viewed March 4, 2019).
Subject Fishman, Boris, 1979-
Fishman, Boris, 1979- -- Family.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Belarusians -- United States.
Jews -- United States.
Belarusian Americans.
Cooking, Belarusian.
Cooking, Ukrainian.
Belarusian Americans. (OCoLC)fst00829993
Belarusians. (OCoLC)fst00830051
Cooking, Belarusian. (OCoLC)fst01753255
Cooking, Ukrainian. (OCoLC)fst01753475
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780062896605 (electronic audio bk.)
0062896601 (electronic audio bk.)

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