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The bialy eaters : the story of a bread and a lost world

Author: Mimi Sheraton
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A passion for bialys, those chewy, crusty rolls with the toasted onion center, drew Mimi Sheraton to the Polish town of Bialystok to explore the history of this Jewish staple. Carefully wrapping, drying, and packing a dozen American bialys to ward off translation problems, she set out from New York in search of the people who invented this marvelous bread. Instead, she found a place of utter desolation, where  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mimi Sheraton
ISBN: 0767905024 9780767905022 0767910559 9780767910552
OCLC Number: 44039265
Description: xv, 160 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The starter --
A day in Bialystok --
The semantics and oral history of the bialy --
Bialys in America : last stronghold of an endangered species --
Casting bialys on the waters --
Looking back at Bialystok from America --
From Bialystok to Paris --
Bialys in the promised land --
Bialystok, Argentina --
Bialystokers down under --
The making of a bialy.
Responsibility: Mimi Sheraton.
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"A passion for bialys, those chewy, crusty rolls with the toasted onion center, drew Mimi Sheraton to the Polish town of Bialystok to explore the history of this Jewish staple. Carefully wrapping, drying, and packing a dozen American bialys to ward off translation problems, she set out from New York in search of the people who invented this marvelous bread. Instead, she found a place of utter desolation, where turn-of-the-century massacres, followed by the Holocaust, had reduced the number of Jewish residents from fifty thousand to five. Sheraton became a woman with a mission, traveling to Israel, Paris, Austin, Chicago, Buenos Aires, and New York's Lower East Side to rescue the stories of the scattered Bialystokers. In a bittersweet mix of humor and pathos, she tells of their once-vibrant culture and iconic bread, reviving the exiled memories of those who escaped to the corners of the earth with only their recollections and one very important recipe to cherish"--Publisher description.

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