Channeling Iran, Bridging Cultures: Food, Memory, And The Search For Self And Home In Iranian-American Women'S Memoirs
Publish Date: 2013-07-20
Author: Catherine Dehdashti
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Catherine Dehdashti's 2008 masters thesis on Iranian American womens memoirs shows that tensions between dual identities are often negotiated in the kitchen, or anywhere that food is served. In this new literature, food also serves as a channel to childhood memories of Iran, and as a literary form of commensalitya culinary bridge of words connecting cultures.