Russ & Daughters

Russ & Daughters

Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built

Book - 2013
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The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan's Lower East Side tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family's journey from a pushcart in 1907 to "New York's most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal herring, and silken chopped liver" (Jason Epstein, The New York Times Magazine ). amp;#160; hen Joel Russ started peddling herring from a barrel shortly after his arrival in America from Poland, he could not have imagined that he was witnessing the birth of a gastronomic legend. Here is the story of this "Louvre of lox" ( The Sunday Times , London) from its humble beginnings through the Great Depression, the food rationing of World War II, the passing of the torch to the next generation just as the flight from the Lower East Side to the suburbs was beginning, the heartbreaking years of neighborhood blight, and the almost miraculous renaissance of an area from which hundreds of other family-owned stores had fled. Filled with delightful anecdotes about how a ferociously hardworking family turned a passion for selling perfectly smoked and pickled fish i

Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780805242942
0805242945
Branch Call Number: 641.5676 R91F 2013
641.5676 R91F 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 205 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Russ and Daughters

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"I need to go to the Lower East Side right now for some 'appetizing'! " - Sibyl D.


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cplatt Mar 10, 2013

Thiis book will leave you hungry for two things, a nosh & time to reflect on your own family's imprint on a local neighborhood, way of life, and generational change.

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