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Bento box in the heartland : my Japanese girlhood in whitebread America / Linda Furiya.

Author/Creator:
Furiya, Linda.
Publication:
Emeryville, CA : Seal Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2006.
Format/Description:
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307 pages ; 21 cm
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Subjects:
Furiya, Linda -- Childhood and youth.
Furiya, Linda -- Family.
Furiya, Linda.
Japanese Americans -- Indiana -- Versailles -- Biography.
Japanese Americans -- Indiana -- Versailles -- Social life and customs.
Cooking, Japanese -- Social aspects -- Indiana -- Versailles.
Versailles (Ind.) -- Biography.
Versailles (Ind.) -- Social life and customs.
Racism -- Middle West -- Case studies.
Japanese Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Middle West -- Case studies.
Middle West -- Race relations -- Case studies.
Families.
Japanese Americans.
Japanese Americans -- Cultural assimilation.
Japanese Americans -- Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
Race relations.
Racism.
Indiana -- Versailles.
Middle West.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
Case studies.
Food memoirs.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Case studies.
Summary:
While growing up in Versailles, an Indiana farm community, Linda Furiya tried to balance the outside world of Midwestern America with the Japanese traditions of her home life. As the only Asian family in a tiny township, Furiya's life revolved around Japanese food and the extraordinary lengths her parents went to in order to gather the ingredients needed to prepare it. As immigrants, her parents approached the challenges of living in America, and maintaining their Japanese diets, with optimism and gusto. Furiva, meanwhile, was acutely aware of how food set her apart from her peers: She spent her first day of school hiding in the girls' restroom, examining her rice balls and chopsticks, and longing for a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich. Bento Box in the Heartland is an insightful and reflective coming-of-age tale. Beautifully written, each chapter is accompanied by a family recipe of mouth-watering Japanese comfort food.
Contents:
Swallowing fish bones
The fish head soup deal
The hungry past
The sleepover
The green cooler and wasabi
Character building
Motherland
Family
Eating pie in Tam's kitchen
Mom's write hand
A taste of the big apple
The war bride's husband
At the heart of a black walnut
Savoring memories.
Notes:
Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Adult Nonfiction, Honor, 2007-2008
Other format:
Online version: Furiya, Linda. Bento box in the heartland.
ISBN:
9781580051910
158005191X
OCLC:
71631982
Publisher Number:
9781580051910