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Matzoh Ball Gumbo Culinary Tales of the Jewish South

Ferris, Marcie Cohen

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ISBN 10: 0807829781 / ISBN 13: 9780807829783
Published by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 2005
Condition: NF Hardcover
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NF in a NF DJ; Great history of Jewish history and food in the south, with mention of cookbooks referenced in the research phase and interesting and uncommon recipes. ; 1.3 x 9.9 x 7.2 Inches; 344 p. Bookseller Inventory # 32646

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Title: Matzoh Ball Gumbo Culinary Tales of the ...

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Edition: First Edition

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From the colonial era to the present, Marcie Cohen Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout southern Jewish history. She demonstrates with delight and detail how southern Jews reinvented culinary traditions as they adapted to the customs, landscape, and racial codes of the American South. Richly illustrated, this culinary tour of the historic Jewish South is an evocative mixture of history and foodways, including more than thirty recipes to try at home.

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From the colonial era to the present, Ferris examines the expressive power of food throughout Southern Jewish history. She demonstrates how Southern Jews reinvented culinary traditions as they adjusted to living in a largely Christian region where forbidden foods such as pork, shrimp, oysters, and crab are intensely popular. Richly illustrated, this culinary tour of the Jewish South includes anecdotes, oral histories, and more than thirty recipes to try at home.

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