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Lynne Christy Anderson

 

 

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Rolling pasta with

my son, Sam.

Mint

Soup

Corn

Flatbread

Squash

Welcome to my website. Here, Ill explore the way food connects us to the people and places that have shaped our lives. Ill feature recipes and stories of families and friends cooking together, hopefully enticing you to do the same in your own kitchen.

My book, Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens, highlights the way food has made the process of adapting to a new culture a little easier for the immigrant families I interviewed, connecting them to the past while also serving as a bridge into the future as they create new lives for themselves here. With beautiful photographs by award-winning photographer, Robin Radin, readers will be transported into the kitchens of a diverse group of cooks living in America today.

Utne calls Breaking Bread "A spectacular hybrid [that] whets the literary and literal appetites in skillfully balanced portions." Amy Tan describes it as "A feast of stories and flavors." Michael Pollan says it "throws open a delightful window on the immigrant kitchen in America," Alice Waters has called it "an important book...[that] capture[s] a crucial truth about how real food connects us to our culture, our memories, and to one another," Marion Nestle says: "For a delicious introduction to the immigrant experience in America, I can't think of a better starting point than Breaking Bread" and Nikki Silva explains, Whats so lovely to me about this book is hearing the actual voices of the people and the unpredictable way their conversations about food capture life issues and truths that extend far beyond the kitchen.

 

 

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Breaking Bread

Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens

California Studies in Food and Culture, 29

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynne Christy Anderson 2010

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