Part culinary travelogue, part cultural history, part rallying cry, Save the Deli is a must-read for anyone whose idea of perfect happiness is tucking into a pastrami on rye with a pickle on the side.
Corned beef. Pastrami. Brisket. Matzo balls. Knishes. Mustard and rye. In this book about deli’s food, history, and characters, its greatest triumphs, spectacular failures, and ultimately its very future, David Sax goes deep into the world of the Jewish delicatessen. From New York to Chicago, Florida, L.A., Montreal, Toronto, Paris, and beyond, Sax strives to answer the question: Can the Jewish deli thrive, and if so, how?
Funny, poignant, and impeccably written, Save the Deli is the story of one man’s search to save a defining element of a culture—and the sandwiches—he loves.
Canadian journalist David Sax's love affair with the succulent foods found in Jewish delis comes across powerfully in this plea to keep deli culture alive and the schmaltz flowing. Traveling across the world, blogging along the way, Sax discovers that there is deli magic outside of New York City, in such far flung places as Denver, Houston, and even Brussels! Reviewing delis, delving into cultural history, the origins of pastrami, blintzes, chopped liver, and so much more, this book will be hard to read without a bowl of matzoh ball soup and a corned beef sandwich on rye with mustard.
- Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, Travel
- Subgenre: Essays + Travelogues, History, Regional + Ethnic / Jewish + Kosher
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
October 1, 2010
- Date Published:
October 1, 2010
Author: David Sax
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- Online Item #: 13013339
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-9776
- ISBN: 9780547386447
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