Sada Fretz
August 09, 1991 AT 04:00 AM EDT

From My Mother's Kitchen

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Mimi Sheraton
publisher
HarperCollins
genre
Cooking/Home, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Since 1979, when then New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton first published this memoir with recipes from her Jewish-American mother’s ”Polish-Rumanian-Austrian-German-Hungarian” Brooklyn kitchen, she has come across more material from her native ground. In the chapter she has added to From My Mother’s Kitchen, she includes the charms of her mother’s Chinese cooking, 1930s Brooklyn style. The appeal, Sheraton suggests, has something to do with the affinity between Chinese and Jewish food and everything to do with what Italian film director Federico Fellini called ”the soft and gentle flavors of the past.” A

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