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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...
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