My Mother s Spice Cupboard

My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney.

My Mother s Spice Cupboard

My Mother s Spice Cupboard

My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney. Unlike most other Australian Jews, her parents were born and grew up in Bombay, and her grandparents came from Iraq, Burma and India. Her father's family immigrated to Sydney, her mother's to Los Angeles, both in the 1960s. They married in Sydney and raised their family there, alongside the father's many brothers and sisters and members of their former Bombay community. Despite being Jewish, her upbringing was greatly influenced by the food, language and culture of India, and to a lesser extent, Iraq. My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the story of what happened to a community which no longer exists, how its members built new lives in a different country, and what it was like to grow up as one of their children. It's also about how much things have changed over four generations in one family. The author's grandparents' arranged marriage produced nine children; both her parents grew up within the confines of Bombay's insular Baghdadi Jewish community whereas she grew up as a first generation Australian in Sydney. Her children's lives are underpinned by the differing Jewish traditions of her family and her husband's family. The themes underlying the story are those of family and community versus individuality; choice versus obligation; and tradition versus modernity. And underlying the entire narrative is the importance of food and cooking, which goes beyond the mere provision of sustenance to express warmth, love and hospitality.

More Books:

My Mother's Spice Cupboard
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Elana Benjamin
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-01 - Publisher: Hybrid Publishers

My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney. Unlike most other Australian Jews, her parents were born and grew up in Bombay, and her grandparents came from Iraq, Burma and India. Her father's family immigrated
Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Niki Jabbour
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-06 - Publisher: Storey Publishing

Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 224 plants from around the world. With her lively “Like this? Then try this!” approach, Jabbour encourages you to start with what you know and expand your repertoire to try related plants, many
STEM in Early Childhood Education
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Lynn E. Cohen, Sandra Waite-Stupiansky
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-06 - Publisher: Routledge

Bringing together a diverse cohort of experts, STEM in Early Childhood Education explores the ways STEM can be integrated into early childhood curricula, highlighting recent research and innovations in the field, and implications for both practice and policy. Based on the argument that high-quality STEM education needs to start early,
The Making of a Pastry Chef
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: Andrew MacLauchlan
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-09-27 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

Top pastry chefs share their experiences, offer advice on training, career development, and dessert trends, and include favorite recipes
The Mother's Magazine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Andrew MacLauchlan
Categories: Child rearing
Type: BOOK - Published: 1917 - Publisher:

Books about The Mother's Magazine

Popular All Time

The Light of Days
A Night to Remember
A Short History of Humanity
Strange and Obscure Stories of the Revolutionary War
The Splendid and the Vile
Stampede
Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Rock Me on the Water
Killing the Rising Sun
Surprise, Kill, Vanish
Empire of the Summer Moon
Wallenberg
Band of Brothers
Killing Crazy Horse
The Devil in the White City
In Search of a Kingdom
The Barbizon
This Is Chance!