28 2016

Jewish Book Council - Elissa Altman

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Temple Sinai 75 Highland Ave.
Middletown, NY

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Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking
Elissa Altman

Based on the James Beard Award-winning food blog: Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and a food-fanatical father, Elissa Altman grew up at the family table with large Jewish holiday meals, learning early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining at fine establishments, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical—serving rare game birds at elaborate dinner parties in an apartment so tiny that the guests couldn’t turn around. Then, Elissa met and fell in love with Susan—a frugal, small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living—and it changed her relationship with food—and the people who taught her about it—forever. Told with tender and often hilarious honesty and filled with twenty-six delicious recipes, Poor Man’s Feast is a tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, demonstrating how all our stories are inextricably bound up with how we feed ourselves and those we love.