Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family #(2021)
- Title: Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family
- Author: Patricia Volk
- ISBN: 9780375724992
- Page: 143
- Format: Paperback
Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family Best Read || [Patricia Volk] - Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, Stuffed Adventures of a Restaurant Family Patricia Volk s delicious memoir lets us into her big crazy loving cheerful infuriating and wonderful family where you re never just hungry your starving to death and you re never just full you
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3.5 This is a family memoir first and a foodie memoir second The chapters may be named after signature dishes, but each one is devoted to a different member of the extended Morgen s restaurant dynasty of New York City Jews and designated by a featured family photograph Within chapters the material is arranged in short vignettes, giving Volk a chance to dredge up everything she has heard or remembers about the Lithuanian great grandfather who introduced pastrami to America, or the grandfather who [...]
i know a lot of people including my wife love this book but i found it boring in the extreme and gave up halfway through it s all bragging about her family who are somewhat colorful least to her , all snapshots, and absolutely no story i find it amazing it got so many good reviews i wanted to throw it across the room was so annoying this book is probably a hoot if you re a member of the author s family but for me, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
This book was a surprise for me Though it is about a restaurant life and loosely organized by food topics, it is much about family the good, the bad and the ugly Though I sometimes lost track of the relationship of one particular person to her, I loved the deep sense of respect and affection she has for each eccentric member of her enormous family The writing was beautiful The story was sad in some places and laugh out loud hilariuos in others I have a wonderful brother, have never in my life w [...]
I couldn t stop reading this book It s one of the best memoirs I ve ever read hilarious, full of memorable characters, and told in short vignettes woven into the longer narrative of the family s life so things never get boring I highly recommend it.
I thought this memoir would be about running a restaurant, full of funny and perhaps poignant anecdotes But it s really about love and family relationships The chapters on her father are especially touching and memorable I m very glad I read this work.
Thank heavens for reviews If I didn t read reviews about this book I may have been disappointed only because of what I thought I was going to get based on the title The title of this book seems a bit deceiving You think you are going to be reading about the life of a restaurant That is not what this book is about although the restaurant business can be seen as the glue or thread that keeps this family together and you do get glimpses of what it was like to own a restaurant It is about a family s [...]
Patricia Volk is like Woody Allen minus the trenchant humor Her family of annoyingly kvetchy and insulting people is constantly displayed as lovable, but you know that if you spent five minutes in the same room with any one of them someone would be murdered Why she constantly parades before the reader this collection of obnoxious characters, most of whom insult her in the time worn manner of hypercritical ethnic parents, is baffling And, like one of those round bottomed clown faced punching bags [...]
This was one of the few remaining books on CD left at the library after the summer vacation rush Obviously, since this is a memoir, it focuses on the fabulous history of the Volk family all the way down to lost cousins, married in aunts and uncles, hired help, etc I started out apathetic, but ended up enjoying her portrayal of New York City during her childhood and actually getting attached to the quirky characters on her family tree I was sorry when the CD ended.
I really wanted to like this, for obvious reasons I ended up feeling that this was a disjointed work that only tangentially mentioned her family s restaurant business, when I thought it would be the focus of the work.
The love from your family is life s greatest blessing Patricia Volk and her stories of her family really prove this quote from her grandmother s recipes to her grandfather s numerous injuries My family may not be as big as hers, but my family is a big part of my life like hers.One story of her family is when her brother lost his taste and loved his mother s eggs Her chopped egg is her brother s favorite food in the world He says it up, pileing crackers high Years later, when he d when he lost hi [...]
This book is not about being in the restaurant business Maybe 10 pages actually discuss the restaurant Mostly it is a series of vignettes in chapter form naming the chapters are food does not make for a food book Generally, each chapter is about a person How great they are, how gorgeous, how clever, how nice or mean, how rich or poor, and how great the author herself is for being nice to said person.A lot of bragging The author brags about herself, her parents, her aunts uncles, her money, her p [...]
I listened to the audio book It was ok, not because of the subject matter, which was very interesting in the beginning During my teen years I worked in our family coffee shop so I completely related to so much of what she said The problem was that the book was completely disjointed and there was no real linear progression She has so many aunts and uncles that she kept describing both at young and old ages and I didn t know who was who and how old they were and, most importantly, how they fit int [...]
Not terrible, but I honestly doubt I d have stayed with it if I had it in print rather than audio With the subtitle, I guess I thought there d be about time spent in the actual restaurants and the running thereof For most of the book she devotes one chapter to each eccentric Jewish New York relative, mostly great aunts and great uncles but also parents, grandparents, sister, and beloved long term housekeeper Parts of it are pretty interesting and or funny, but I think someone who is Jewish or f [...]
Meh I m not sold on the idea that Volk s family was fascinating than mine or yours Once you cobble together the achievements of 4 sets of great grandparents, throw in a few Uncles in laws, write up some funny stuff your crazy aunt said, it seems that I could grab a random coworker and uncover a family history as rich and interesting as Volks But she is a New Yorker, and I guess that is supposed to make it interesting than if your family came from Minnesota or New Mexico.
You would think that a book that claims to be about a restaurant family would have in it about the actual restaurant This book was simply a bragfest about the Volk family and how they were the best wreckers in NY, and how they brought pastrami to the New Worldblah blah blah.If you want to read about restaurants, keep looking, b c this one isn t it If you want to read about the GREAT AND MIGHTY VOLKS, have at it.But don t say I didn t warn you.
I m not even 1 2 way through this book and I already hate it I thought there would be stories about growing up in the resteraunt business, but it is just incessant bragging about how funny great her family is Book is aimless and has no point, but a bunch of random family memories I am not going to finish it.
Lots of great stories about multiple generations of a Jewish immigrant family that ran restaurants in New York City from the turn of the twentieth century until the late 80s Funny, touching, insightful what you want in a memoir, plus lots of scenes of people eating amazing food, junk food, fancy food, mysterious food, etc.
Patricia Volk s memoir of her family and its 100 year history in the restaurant business is as much a history of New York as it is a recounting of her relatives Touching, funny, sad, quirky this book has it all Volk is a talented writer with the ability to create a vivid character on the page I finished this book wishing I d been part of their clan.
Cute family memoir I love NYC Jewish culture, this book really puts it out there Also, like the food descriptions Should eat before reading it for a long time or you ll end craving some strange things, like cucumber salad or fricassee.
I listened to audio cd and loved it.obably because of the woman that read it to me Loved her voice.
You can t read this book without wanting a pastrami sandwich Really good and funny.
If you aren t part of her family, this book should have no interest to you I kept going on this book knowing that it had to get better It didn t A complete waste of time.
Not as good as I d hoped We ll see what the book discussion folks think.
Stuffed by Patricia Volk was one of those books I couldn t finish reading.As a reader, if I am struggling with a novel, I try twice to give it a chance to wiggle its way into my heart Stuffed is one of those novels that had the change and doesn t make the cut The appeal to ead about a restaurant family includes the restaurant and less about the interpersonal relationships in a family.I am a narrative reader, and in this book, the train of thought is a cataclysmic mess, with stream of consciousne [...]
So I made mistake of thinking that with a subtitle of Adventures of a Restaurant Family what I would be getting would be a lot of behind the scenes daily life about a restaurant, a passion for food, oddball kitchen workers, stuff like that What I actually got Very little of that but lots and lots of stories about a Jewish family, who according to the author, is very famous but I ve never heard of any of them It was very confusing for me at times because one minute they are talking about how Jewi [...]
It took a lot of reading And felt like a lot of set up going through the various significant foodstuffs and family members But the final two chapters are magnificent They re jam packed full of emotion And are beautiful.
A very interesting tale of the Volk family complete with clips of many family members over the generations.
given the title I thought it would deal with the restaurant side of her family but that entered into it very little still, she seems to have had an interesting family it was a good read
This was like 3.5 3.75 stars but was an entertaining and interesting look at the author s colorful family.
Related to this series of stories so much Loved the family dynamics and the love respect for every family member that oozed through each page The recipes sounded great, too.
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