You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Buying Options

Kindle Price: $17.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

<Embed>
Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built by [Federman, Mark Russ]
Kindle App Ad

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built Kindle Edition

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
$17.99

Length: 226 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
  • Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download

60 Kindle Books for $2 each
Browse our selection of Kindle Books discounted to $2 each. Learn more

Product description

Review

"If you've ever lived in New York or have any affection for a bagel and lox, you'll appreciate this look at one of New York's most iconic food stores. Federman's history of his family and his store will give you a crazy feeling of nostalgia, even if you weren't yet born during the times he describes."
--Huffington Post, Best Food Books of 2013

"The only thing better than this forshpayz of memories, photographs, and recipes would be a trip to East Houston Street to 'the house that herring built.' "
--Dawn Drzal, The New York Times Book Review

"Federman's voice pops from the page. . . . Russ & Daughters is a good story well told, packed with zinging Yiddishisms and better-than-average jokes that bubble up organically. You soak in it, like brine, until you're pleasantly pickled."
--Dwight Garner, The New York Times

"For centuries on end philosophers have tried and failed to define the good life. Federman's life as revealed here can hardly be reduced to a set of impersonal abstractions, but if philosophers are willing to settle for a case in point rather than a developed theory, let them read his marvelous book."
--Jason Epstein, The Wall Street Journal

"With crisp and evocative details worthy of a Malamud short story, Federman conveys an avuncular ardor for the feisty characters on both sides of the Russ & Daughters counter. . . . He has turned over a bounty of fish tales, immigrant lore, family photos, and recipes, assembling them into a memoir as abundant in charm as the Russ inventory is in gastronomic seductions."
--Jan Stuart, The Boston Globe

"Much like its author, the Russ & Daughters book is blunt and breezy. Along with family history and Russ & Daughters lore, Federman shares recipes from the haute (lox chowder) to the humble (classic egg cream). There's also a glossary of fish that's as much social history as culinary reference--who knew sturgeon once figured in a federal bribery investigation?"
--Michael Kaminer, New York Daily News

"A charming tale of a Jewish immigrant family whose business grew from humble pushcart origins to the internationally known powerhouse it is today. [The book] bottles Federman's talent as a master schmoozer and offers a nibble at the Russ & Daughters experience for those who can't make it to New York's Lower East Side on a regular basis."
--Gothamist

"Federman is an engaging narrator, and his consideration of his grandfather's rise in the world of herring is both honest and charming. . . . He traced his family history by visiting rabbis and aged aunts, talking with longtime customers, and calling on his memory of a childhood spent in the shop. Now that his daughter and nephew run the store, Federman has enough distance to talk about his years behind the counter and write this thoughtful history of both a family and a neighborhood."
--The Brooklyn Rail

"When I was a child, my father and I would often stop at Russ & Daughters on Sundays, on our way to Brooklyn to visit cousins. It was there, in that friendly, wonderful store, that I learned the difference between nova and lox, poppy seed and plain, cream cheese and farmer cheese, sable and sturgeon. And now I am continuing the family tradition. Jude, my two-year-old granddaughter, just visited the store and started learning about the many types of herring, which she loves. I will start reading this book to her just as soon as she can enjoy a bagel with Baltic salmon and cream cheese."
--Martha Stewart

"The grandson of the founder of J. Russ Cut Rate Appetizing (the name changed to Russ & Daughters in 1935) tells a remarkable story of family foresight and resiliency, and gives fascinating details of early life among the teeming streets of New York's Lower East Side in the first decades of the century. . . . Including precious pictures and recipes, this work offers a savory wealth of social history, told humorously and endearingly."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The best thing in the world is to go to Russ & Daughters. The next-best thing in the world is to read Russ & Daughters."
--Oliver Sacks

"Forget the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty . . . New York City's greatest living institution is very likely Russ & Daughters: a temple of uniquely New York deliciousness, Zen-like perfection, and a repository of generations of wisdom and experience. Mark Russ Federman's book is a story not just about the food that made New York great, but a deeply felt personal history. When visiting a new city for the first time, I've always asked the question: 'What do they do here better than anywhere else?' When visiting New York City for the first time, the answer is always 'Russ & Daughters.' "
--Anthony Bourdain

Book Description


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10866 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Schocken (5 March 2013)
  • Sold by: PRH US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00985DYJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,026,557 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

1 customer review

4.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews

4 July 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com

Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 102 reviews
Sindy P.
5.0 out of 5 starsclose to home
17 February 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Susan Towers
3.0 out of 5 starsThe business continues and the book includes some excellent recipes. I enjoyed reading it and now I ...
3 May 2018 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Author/Reviewer Geri Ahearn
5.0 out of 5 stars"DELIGHTFUL, CHARMING, INSPIRING, AND ENTERTAINING!"
7 March 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Lynn L.
5.0 out of 5 starsLove the personal stories and NYC history--great storytelling
7 June 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Dorothy Weiss
5.0 out of 5 starsEXCELLENT
11 April 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase