[...] it stresses the gender roles in this culture, where the Portuguese fishermen readily give up their active, enterprising activity as soon as "the fish they bring to the doorways" is handed to their wives for them to gut and cook. Wishing she could prolong her prayers, her mystical experience with God, and eventually eating from God's holy body through "the host she will receive," Tia Joanna is fully aware that tonight still there is mackerel to pickle with vinegar and garlic in the stone crock, her husband's silver hair to trim, the bread to set rising in the big china bowl on the stool tucked close to the chimney (7-8).
THE TASTES FROM PORTUGAL: FOOD AS REMEMBRANCE IN PORTUGUESE AMERICAN LITER Reinaldo Silva Ethnic Studies Rev
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