Laura Silver

Apr 26, 2014

Knish

In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Brandeis University Press 2014

purchase at bookshop.org Something nice and filling for you here! Laura Silver's book Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food (Brandeis University Press, 2014) concerns itself not only with the round -- or is it square? -- savory pastry brought to America from somewhere in Europe to fill the working bellies of not well-to-do immigrants. The tale of the knish is a way to tell the story of where an ethnic group has been, where they think they are, and where they might be going. A free-ranging talk between Lower East Side resident Allen Salkin and the author, with stops along the way for smoked fish, hot dogs and pasta.

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