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Name: Jack H. ProstPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Born:
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Illinois ConnectionThe author is a professor of Physical Anthropology at the University of Chicago
Biographical and Professional InformationProst is an associate professor of anthropology at the Univesity of Illinois at Chicago and co-author of ''From the Jewish Heartland: Two Centuries of Midwest Foodways''. He has taught the anthropology of cuisine and food taboos and published papers on culinary history.
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From the Jewish heartland :
ISBN: 0252036204. OCLC Number: 747529434 University of Illinois Press,. . Traces the origins of Jewish cookery in the Midwest, from pioneers to Sephardic and Ashkenazic settlers, and from cities to farmlands. Surveying handwritten personal cookbooks, community archives, anecdotes, The Chicago Tribune and other sources, they reinforce food as ancestral memory and evidence of ingenuity. Extensive comparisons of recipes serve as clues toward generational and cultural shifts as well as adaptations to regional supplies and privations. A specialized resource for scholars of Judaica and food-devotees alike, the book presents classics such as gefilte and matzos alongside lesser-known dishes. It is a sometimes nostalgic look at preserving authenticity while embracing creativity.