"Anderson's book provides a warm, insightful look to a household's most meaningful room—the kitchen."
The stories of immigrants are often captured through political histories, memoirs, or news headlines, but the preservation of food culture also plays a crucial role in our understanding of immigration. Chef and professor Lynne Christy Anderson enters the kitchens of members of her Boston community who have left their homes in search of a new life in America. Their touching stories and delicious recipes are wonderfully captured in Anderson's Breaking Bread: Recipes and Stories from Immigrant Kitchens.
Anderson was a professional chef for some years before turning to academia. Her book is a compilation of brief character studies, focusing on the main cook of 25 different immigrant households.