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Cooking. Poetry. "In this collection, Mary Lou Sanelli brings poems out of the ivory tower, straight to the family dinner table. No fast-food substitutes here, as the poet recreates a culture in which food preparation is a cherished ritual. Sanelli's clear-eyed, yet loving, awareness of family members' foibles, including her own, provides the reader with a menu that nourishes both body and spirit, a gourmet treat for the imagination" -- Madeline Defrees. THE IMMIGRANT'S TABLE is a beautiful collection of poems and recipes, an odd pairing until you read how Mary Lou Sanelli has managed it. In the hands of this adept poet, these seemingly disparate elements flow together like pasta sauce and garlic, like Chianti and cheese. Sanelli introduces her reader to her family in the most Italian of settings: around a table. And in introducing her family, she also reveals those long-held family recipes for a great meal as well as those for a strong and lively family.

The Immigrant's Table

Author: Mary Lou Sanelli

Title: The Immigrant's Table

ISBN: 1929355157

ISBN13: 978-1929355150

Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio; First Edition edition (January 1, 2002)

Language: English

Subcategory: Regional & International

Size pdf version: 1802 kb

Size epub version: 1714 kb

Size fb2 version: 1749 kb

Rating: 4.7/5

Pages: 88 pages


Reviews (3)
Hallolan
not only does Mary Lou tell her sweet memories a girl growing up in an Italian household centered around the kitchen...but the recipes are devine!!!!
Hallolan
not only does Mary Lou tell her sweet memories a girl growing up in an Italian household centered around the kitchen...but the recipes are devine!!!!
generation of new
The Immigrant's Table is a loving and lovely tribute to family (an Italian family) made from memories of (and recipes for) the food that defines a family's experiences throughout a lifetime. I enjoyed making the food much more for having read the book!
generation of new
The Immigrant's Table is a loving and lovely tribute to family (an Italian family) made from memories of (and recipes for) the food that defines a family's experiences throughout a lifetime. I enjoyed making the food much more for having read the book!
Gela
This poetry "reads" well...silently...or out loud to family, friends, even to the "mirror" in the bathroom, even by a hot tub! Delightful dinner topic to share at home or in a cafe! On a park bench...Sanelli "lives" her poetry. She knows reality.
Gela
This poetry "reads" well...silently...or out loud to family, friends, even to the "mirror" in the bathroom, even by a hot tub! Delightful dinner topic to share at home or in a cafe! On a park bench...Sanelli "lives" her poetry. She knows reality.

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