Save the Deli

In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
Product Number: EB00688316
Released: Nov 06, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547417356
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James Beard Award Winner: A cultural history and culinary travelogue from "the M.F.K. Fisher of pickled meats" (A. J. Jacobs). These days there are very few places you can get authentic hot pastrami sandwiches, delicious matzo ball soup, and chewy, crusty rye. In this travelogue, die-hard delicatessen lover David Sax searches out the best Jewish delis around the United States—and the world—and digs deep into the history of the deli: its characters, greatest triumphs, spectacular failures, and uncertain future. Going far beyond New York landmarks, past and present, like Katz's, the Carnegie Deli, and the Second Avenue Deli, to Chicago, Florida, LA, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, Save the Deli is the story of diaspora, and of one man's quest to save a defining element of the culture—and the food—he loves. It even includes a glossary of food and Yiddish terms, for the goyim or the woefully assimilated. Just don't read it on an empty stomach. "An epic journey, akin to The Odyssey but with Rolaids." —Roger Bennett, author of Bar Mitzvah Disco

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Author(s): David Sax
Original Publish Date: Oct 19, 2009

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Author(s): David Sax
Product Number EB00684059
Released: Aug 28, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: #9781551995830

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