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By Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

ISBN-10: 1609381858

ISBN-13: 9781609381851

At as soon as a traveler’s story, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting in the course of the Skin bargains a first-generation immigrant’s standpoint on starting to be up in America’s heartland. writer Nina Mukerjee Furstenau’s mom and dad introduced her from Bengal in northern India to the small city of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, a long time prior to you'll find long-grain rice or simple yogurt in American grocery shops. Embracing American tradition, the Mukerjee kinfolk ate hamburgers and softserve ice cream, took a vacationing guru out at the lake of their motorboat, and joined the Shriners. Her mom and dad transferred the cultural, non secular, and family members values they'd introduced with them to their teenagers in simple terms at the back of the closed doorways in their domestic, in the course of the rituals of cooking, serving, and consuming Bengali foodstuff and creating a right cup of tea.

As a woman and a tender girl, Nina traveled to her ancestral India in addition to to varsity and to Peace Corps carrier in Tunisia. via her trips and her marriage to an American guy whose grandparents hailed from Germany and Sweden, she discovered that her relations used to be now not on my own in being a small pocket of tradition sheltered from the bigger international. Biting during the Skin indicates how we retain our alterations in addition to how we come jointly via what and the way we prepare dinner and devour. In mourning the partial lack of her history, the writer reveals that, finally, history constantly reveals alternative routes of coming to satisfy us. In influence, it may be lowered to a four x 6-inch recipe card, whatever which may healthy right into a blouse pocket. It’s on simply such tiny information of lifestyles that belonging rests.

In this booklet, the writer stocks her shirt-pocket recipes and greatly extra, inviting readers to hitch her on her trip towards herself and towards a necessary experience of nutrients as tradition and the mortar of community.

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