Air and Love

Air and Love: A Story of Food, Family and Belonging

Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Hardback Published on: 23/05/2024
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A gorgeous, evocative memoir of family, food and migration.

As a child, Or Rosenboim’s knowledge of her family history was based on the food her grandmothers cooked for her – round kneidlach balls in hot chicken broth, cinnamon-scented noodle kugel, stuffed vine leaves, herby green rice with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and aubergine in tomato sauce. She knew that her family had a complex past but it was only reading her grandmothers’ recipe books after they both died that she began to explore that past for the first time.

The result is a vivid chronicle of displacement and escape, retracing the complex network of journeys her family took from Samarkand and Riga to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in search of safety and a better life, punctuated by the food they ate and cooked along the way. Today, though, these journeys, and this long tradition of migration, would now be almost impossible.

A beguiling mixture of history, memoir, travel and food, Air and Love is also a fresh and deeply human retelling of some of the major stories of the twentieth century.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529098099
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 410g
  • Dimensions: 224 x 144 x 27 mm

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Air and Love
Fascinating Insight
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A fascinating insight to a migrant Jewish family, starting in 1870 in Riga Latvia and sometimes by choice but most... READ MORE
Grey Lady
Air and Love
Amazing travelogue/cookbook/memoir/history book
Having recently finished Peter Frankopan's The Silk Roads, some locations of Air and Love (mainly Samarkand and Tashkent) feel so familiar to me inspiring ... READ MORE