Sarah and Isaac Weinberg arrive after World War One, fleeing from the pogroms in Russia.
As Oswald Moseley's Blackshirts march through the East End, Sarah's daughter Leah's thoughts turn to Palestine.
After the war, Leah and Harry fight to build their business in the face of continued prejudice.
Leah's daughter Rachel is proving rebellious, as is the norm during the 1960s.
The significance of the recipe of the family chicken soup becomes apparent in 2002.