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Having abandoned their homelands in search of a future, homesick immigrants in America often sought and found solace by resurrecting their native cuisines in a new land. In Legacy of Four Cooks, Recollections of Ukrainian Home Cooking, author Jaroslawa Z Johnson shows how her immigrant family's ethnic food traditions were transplanted from western Ukraine to east Baltimore in the 1950s. The book's four cooks are her grandmother Yuliana Bulawka, her mother Raisa Zelinsky and her two aunts Hannah Yashchuk-Samutyn and Maria Bulawka. The book provides commentary and detailed descriptions for ninety-one Ukrainian recipes, as well as color photographs of each finished preparation.