Saturday, 23 February 2013
Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking by Laura Taxel, Marilou Suszko, Barney Taxel and Michael Symon
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review this delightful book. Sadly I had the e-book version as this would have been a delight to have read in the flesh.
The book has been thoroughly researched and explores the foundations from 1912 and growth of the market on Cleveland's west side.
It shares a combination of historical facts and memoirs from those who dedicated a whole lifetime to working within the confines of the market. It brought to life the "smell" of the market and how the internal organisation of such a market and how the business develops into becoming a local landscape and a professional business.
It provided information that some of the stalls within the market had started in those early days by immigrants and are now into a second or third generation ownership.
There is a good collection of old photographs and various comparisons with modern pictures.
This was a true delight to read and if I had ancestral connections to the area I would, without hesitation purchase the hardback book.
I was provided by a review copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Taking part in Weekend Cooking hosted by BethfishReads