Tovah Ott delivers this unique narrative with focused intelligence. She skillfully narrates the stories of seven immigrant women who influenced American cooking and dining with a fine sense of their ethnicities--Chinese, French, Iranian, Indian, Italian, Mexican, and Jamaican. Ott reveals their personalities, travails, and successes. Author Sen ably tells their disparate stories with rich details of how each came to food and evolved their specialties: writing cookbooks (Marcella Hazan), hosting television shows and creating a brand (Elena Zelayeta), and creating eponymous restaurants (Norma Shirley). They "established their own identities outside their own country." All succeeded on their own terms; some achieved fame, others helped their adopted country experience new tastes, and all dispelled previous notions of their native cuisine. A.D.M. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2021]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2021
DD ISBN 9780593556696 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2021
DD ISBN 9780593556702 $57.00
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