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I was more interested in the architecture and basic social history of Orchard Street than in recipes.Published 2 months ago by Doris Edwards
I found this book to be fascinating. Full of interesting stories. For instance, the School Lunch program had little to do with wanting to feed children and more to do with the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roy R. Riggs
I found this book fascinating in terms of the immigrant story, but when I reached the end, I felt let down, as though there was more to the story yet to be told. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ososanna
This is more than recipes or random food information. The book tells of various families that lived in the same tenement building in different decades. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sarah T
There's really no narrative structure, far too much incoherent leaping from topic to topic. In addition, the German, Irish, and Italian families are treated as no more than... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amatullah
Not what I expected. Dry narrative, characters are not interesting, but the recipes keep it from being rated only 1 star.Published 5 months ago by Judy Phillips
What an unusual and fascinating book! I was excited to discover that I was in the homes of two of the featured families when I visited the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New... Read morePublished 6 months ago by sabine
Loved the book. We tend to forget the struggles of the immigrants. Well written.Published 7 months ago by Mary L. Elliott