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- DescriptionDuring Louise DeSalvo's childhood in 1950s New Jersey, the kitchen becomes the site for fierce generational battle. Louise's step-grandmother insists on recreating the domestic habits of her Southern Italian peasant upbringing, clashing with Louise's convenience-food-loving mother; Louise, meanwhile, dreams of cooking perfect fresh pasta in her own kitchen. But as Louise grows up to indulge in amazing food and travels to Italy herself, she arrives at a fuller and more compassionate picture of her own roots. And, in the process, she reveals that our image of the bounteous Italian American kitchen may exist in part to mask a sometimes painful history.
- Author BiographyLouise DeSalvo is a writer, professor, lecturer, and scholar who lives in New Jersey. Her many books include the memoirs Vertigo, Breathless, and Adultery; the acclaimed biography Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on her Life and Work; and Writing as a Way of Healing. Recently, she edited Woolf's early novel Melymbrosia and coedited The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture.
- Author(s)Jenny Hunter Professor of Creative Writing Louise DeSalvo
- PublisherBloomsbury USA
- Date of Publication03/01/2005
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury USA
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight336 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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