Eating as I Go: Scenes from America and Abroad
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BeschreibungWhat do we learn from eating? About ourselves? Others? In this unique memoir, Doris Friedensohn takes eating as an occasion for inquiry. Munching on quesadillas and kimchi in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood, she reflects on the meanings of cultural inclusion and what it means to our diverse nation. Enjoying couscous in Tunisia and khatchapuri (cheese bread) in the Republic of Georgia, she explores the ways strangers maintain their differences and come together. Friedensohn's subjects range from Thanksgiving at a Middle Eastern restaurant to fried grasshoppers in Oaxaca. Her wry dramas of the dining room, restaurant, market, and kitchen ripple with geopolitical, economic, psychological, and spiritual tensions. Eating as I Go is Friedensohn's distinctive combination of memoir, traveler's tale, and cultural commentary.
PortraitDoris Friedensohn is professor emerita of women's studies at New Jersey City University.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF KENTUCKY
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 249 Seiten