Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens by Lynne Christy Anderson

By Lynne Christy Anderson

Through tales of hand-rolled pasta and selfmade chutney, neighborhood markets and yard gardens, and wild mushrooms and foraged grape leaves—this e-book recounts in loving aspect the stories, recipes, and culinary traditions of people that have come to the U.S. from worldwide. Chef and instructor Lynne Anderson has long past into immigrant kitchens and found the facility of meals to keep in mind a misplaced global when you have left a lot in the back of. The engaging, easy-to-prepare recipes characteristic specialties like Greek dolmades, Filipino adobo, Brazilian peixada, and Sudanese mulukhiyah. including Robin Radin’s appealing images, those tales and recipes will encourage chefs of all degrees to discover new traditions whereas maybe rediscovering their very own culinary roots.

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Yulia’s husband, Bruce, stays behind, telling us he’s surprised they’re finding anything today, because it’s still early in the season. In a month or so, when the weather on the Cape turns cool and wet, growing conditions for these mushrooms will be ideal. As Bruce wanders along slowly, his eyes scanning the ground, he explains that foraging is one of the aspects of his wife’s Russian culture that he relishes. “Look at this,” he says, gesturing to Anya and Andre in the distance. ” For Russians, mushroom hunting is a deeply rooted tradition that allowed families to supplement in the winter.

My intention wasn’t to immigrate here but to help my son. He was in eleventh grade then and came to live with my ex-husband. I wanted to give him some support during my vacation, but, when I was getting ready to [return to Cape Verde], I saw that he was not settled, and that was heartbreaking to me. I decided to stay right then, and I’ve been here ever since. I had a nice, settled life in Cape Verde, with a very good job: I was running an institute that worked with unions to train workers. I had never considered leaving.

Of course I miss it at times—my mother is there, my sisters, too. But I know if I went back, I’d miss the things here: my students, my friends, all the new experiences. I love what I do now. My life is full. I’ve had wonderful experiences and met so many wonderful people involved in so many interesting projects, people who share similar views as I do. I feel like I’m lucky: this is not my country, but I’m very happy here. I guess the only thing that’s really been a challenge has been the language.

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