Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family

By: Patricia Volk

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Patricia Volk's delicious memoir lets us into her big, crazy, loving, cheerful, infuriating and wonderful family, where you're never just hungry-your starving to death, and you're never just full-you're stuffed. Volk's family fed New York City for one hundred years, from 1888 when her great-grandfather introduced pastrami to America until 1988, when her father closed his garment center restaurant. All along, food was pretty much at the center of their lives. But as seductively as Volk evokes the food, Stuffed""is at heart a paean to her quirky, vibrant relatives: her grandmother with the "best legs in Atlantic City"; her grandfather, who invented the wrecking ball; her larger-than-life father, who sculpted snow thrones when other dads were struggling with snowmen. Writing with great freshness and humor, Patricia Volk will leave you hungering to sit down to dinner with her robust family-both for the spectacle and for the food.

Title: Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family

Author Name: Patricia Volk

Categories: Autobiography SC,

Publisher: Vintage: October 2002

ISBN Number: 0375724990

ISBN Number 13: 9780375724992

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 10000000104845

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