Knish (HBI Series on Jewish Women) Hardcover – 6 May 2014
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"Silver's single-subject work of social history has been shaped with skill and nuance and--to continue chewing on the metaphor--seasoned with sharp humor and deep affection, not just for the pastry but for all the people whose lives it has touched. . . . Her voice is energetic and deeply personal. . . . An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way."--Kirkus Reviews
"Silver has a good time on her quest for the knish, and readers will too." --Chicago Jewish Star
"Her book is a heartfelt and amusing read that begins with a journey to connect with a food she shared with her late grandmother . . . .Silver herself is a thoroughly funny, modern woman, but with the soul of a bubbe." --Paula Shoyer, Jewish Food Experience
"[T]he Mark Kurlansky of the knish" --New York Observer
"Whimsical, mouthwatering and edifying" --Sam Roberts, New York Times
"A whimsical, mouthwatering and edifying odyssey through New York neighborhoods and beyond."--Sam Roberts, New York Times
"[T]he Mark Kurlansky of the knish"--New York Observer
New York Times"
New York Observer"
A whimsical, mouthwatering and edifying odyssey through New York neighborhoods and beyond. Sam Roberts, "New York Times""
"If you need to know anything about the knish, this is your book." "Forward""
[T]he Mark Kurlansky of the knish "New York Observer""
Silver s single-subject work of social history has been shaped with skill and nuance and to continue chewing on the metaphor seasoned with sharp humor and deep affection, not just for the pastry but for all the people whose lives it has touched. . . . Her voice is energetic and deeply personal. . . . An accomplished piece of research shared in a delightfully readable way. "Kirkus Reviews""
About the Author
LAURA SILVER is an award-winning journalist whose writing on food and culture has appeared in the New York Times and the Forward and on NPR. Laura has been a writer in residence at the Millay Colony, the Banff Centre, and the New York Public Library. She is considered the world s leading expert on the knish."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Knish is about a time, a space, the humanity of place, of hopes, and about keeping the memories. America, Poland, Russia,dancing,singing, Seders, Eleanor Roosevelt, weddings, cocktail parties.... It is a story - an unfinished one - And there is a knish recipe in this "cook book".
I don't know from knishes - but I know a good read. Silver delivers this in abundance.
We also had the incredible pleasure of taking a KNISH BIKE TOUR through lower Manhattan with the author, Laura Silver. What a treat! Laura led us on bikes to 4 different locations around the Lower East Side and provided us with 4 very different experiences with different types of knish. We have lived in Manhattan for more than a decade, less than a mile from some of these locations, and never knew they existed. It was a delicious and educational experience - if you are in NYC we highly recommend you reach out to Laura to set up your own bike tour.