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Shaya : an odyssey of food, my journey back to Israel
Shaya, Alon, author.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

Physical Description:
xxiii, 412 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Shaya's memoir begins in Israel and wends its way from the U.S.A. to Italy, back to Israel, and comes together in the American South, in the heart of New Orleans. Shaya tells of how food saved his life and how, through a circuitous path of (cooking) twists and (life-affirming) turns his celebrated cuisine-- food of his native Israel with a creole New Orleans kick-- came to be.
General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.

Includes indexes.
Echoes of Israel. My grandmother's peppers and eggplants ; Show-and-tell borekas ; Solo hamantashen ; Fishing with my father -- Rebellion and redemption. A butcher and a baker ; Arrested for the munchies ; Home ec hero ; Wood ovens and butterflies ; Trayf and tribulation ; Vegas or bush ; Steak for my Saba ; Boss man ; Safta's last lutenitsa -- Finding home in the South. The lost crab cakes of Katrina ; Red beans to the rescue ; Manischewitz for Willie Mae ; Day off for dates ; Not so semplice -- An Italian sojourn. A bed by the dough mixer ; A real live Nonna! ; My Italian guardian angel ; Enzo the pizzaiolo ; From Sunday to Domenica -- Homecoming. Family meal ; The reluctant Israeli chef ; An Israeli restaurant in New Orleans -- Essentials.
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