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The Resource Rhapsody in schmaltz : Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it, Michael Wex

Rhapsody in schmaltz : Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it, Michael Wex

Label
Rhapsody in schmaltz : Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it
Title
Rhapsody in schmaltz
Title remainder
Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wex
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bagels, deli sandwiches and gefilte fish are only a few of the Jewish foods to have crossed into American culture and onto American plates. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the history and social impact of the cuisine that Yiddish-speaking Jews from Central and Eastern Europe brought to the U.S. and that their American descendants developed and refined. The book looks at how and where these dishes came to be, how they varied from region to region, the role they played in Jewish culture in Europe, and the role that they play in Jewish and more general American culture and foodways today. Rhapsody in Schmaltz traces the pathways of Jewish food from the Bible and Talmud, to Eastern Europe, to its popular landing pads in North America today. With an eye for detail and a healthy dose of humor, Michael Wex also examines how these impact modern culture, from temple to television. He looks at Diane Keaton's pastrami sandwich in Annie Hall, Andy Kaufman's stint as Latke on Taxi and Larry David's Passover seder on Curb Your Enthusiasm, shedding light on how Jewish food permeates our modern imaginations. Rhapsody in Schmaltz is a journey into the sociology, humor, history, and traditions of food and Judaism"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
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Wex, Michael
Dewey number
641.5/676
Index
index present
LC call number
TX724
LC item number
.W455 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish cooking
  • Jews
  • Ashkenazim
Label
Rhapsody in schmaltz : Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it, Michael Wex
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781250071514
Lccn
2015044974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2015044974
  • 1811914
Label
Rhapsody in schmaltz : Yiddish food and why we can't stop eating it, Michael Wex
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781250071514
Lccn
2015044974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 2015044974
  • 1811914

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