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Memoir of the Sunday Brunch

by Julia Pandl

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For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family's restaurant, where she watched as her father—who was also the chef—ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant. At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse at her father's Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she and her eight older siblings before her did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning the ropes of the family business and, more important, learning life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come. In her wry memoir, she looks back on those formative years, a time not just of growing up but, ultimately, of becoming a source of strength and support as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place.

Part coming-of-age story a' la The Tender Bar, part win- dow into the mysteries of the restaurant business a' la Kitchen Confidential, Julie Pandl provides tender wisdom about the bonds between fathers and daughters and about the simple pleasures that lie in the daily ritual of breaking bread. This honest and exuberant memoir marks the debut of a writer who discovers that humor exists in even the smallest details of our lives and that the biggest moments we ever experience can happen behind the pancake station at the Sunday brunch.


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Publisher: Algonquin Books

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  • Release date: November 14, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781616201913
  • Release date: November 14, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781616201913
  • File size: 1367 KB
  • Release date: November 14, 2012

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  • ISBN: 9781616201913
  • File size: 1154 KB
  • Release date: November 13, 2012


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For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family's restaurant, where she watched as her father—who was also the chef—ruled with the strictness of a drill sergeant. At age twelve, Julie was initiated into the rite of the Sunday brunch, a weekly madhouse at her father's Milwaukee-based restaurant, where she and her eight older siblings before her did service in a situation of controlled chaos, learning the ropes of the family business and, more important, learning life lessons that would shape them for all the years to come. In her wry memoir, she looks back on those formative years, a time not just of growing up but, ultimately, of becoming a source of strength and support as the world her father knew began to change into a tougher, less welcoming place.

Part coming-of-age story a' la The Tender Bar, part win- dow into the mysteries of the restaurant business a' la Kitchen Confidential, Julie Pandl provides tender wisdom about the bonds between fathers and daughters and about the simple pleasures that lie in the daily ritual of breaking bread. This honest and exuberant memoir marks the debut of a writer who discovers that humor exists in even the smallest details of our lives and that the biggest moments we ever experience can happen behind the pancake station at the Sunday brunch.


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    Publisher:
    Algonquin Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 14, 2012

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781616201913
    Release date: November 14, 2012

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781616201913
    File size: 1367 KB
    Release date: November 14, 2012

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781616201913
    File size: 1154 KB
    Release date: November 13, 2012

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