America's Great Delis: Recipes and Traditions from Coast to Coast
  • America's Great Delis: Recipes and Traditions from Coast to Coast
  • America's Great Delis: Recipes and Traditions from Coast to Coast

America's Great Delis: Recipes and Traditions from Coast to Coast

by Sheryll Bellman
     
 

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From New York�s Lower East Side to Chicago, and all points west, the delicatessen remains a quintessential part of the American landscape. In New York, as in much of America, lunch is synonymous with deli. Perfected in the early twentieth century by Eastern European Jewish immigrants, the deli, short for delicatessen, quickly won our hearts - and stomachs!

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From New York�s Lower East Side to Chicago, and all points west, the delicatessen remains a quintessential part of the American landscape. In New York, as in much of America, lunch is synonymous with deli. Perfected in the early twentieth century by Eastern European Jewish immigrants, the deli, short for delicatessen, quickly won our hearts - and stomachs!

Whether it�s a pastrami on rye or a bagel with a schmear, America�s Great Delis, by Sheryll Bellman, explores the history and recipes of the country�s most famous delis. From Barney Greengrass, "The Sturgeon King," to Katz�s Deli, with their beloved slogan, "Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army," and the renowned Carnegie Deli, celebrity hotspot for generations, America�s Great Delis is the authoritative answer to all your noshing needs.

Vintage photographs, menus, and signs complement the mouth-watering recipes made famous in delis across the country. Matzo ball soup, turkey-cranberry on wheat, and cherry pie are just a few of the classic made-to-order tastes included for deli aficionados everywhere.

Features:
More than one hundred nostalgic deli photographs.
Beloved recipes found in the glass cases and on the menus of delis nationwide.
Historical information on the popularity and origins of the deli.

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Publishers Weekly
Loaded with photos, ads and images, this appreciation of Jewish delis in America from author Bellman (Through the Shopping Glass: A Century of New York Christmas Windows) will get readers ready to nosh. Opening with a history of deli culture and kosher food prep, Bellman takes readers on a tour of some of the nation's most famous delis, highlighting their best loved dishes with copious photos, menus, advertisements, and other ephemera. Diners who don't know seltzer from schmaltz will learn the appeal in historical overviews of hallmarks like chopped liver, Dr. Browns Cel-Ray Soda, egg creams, corned beef, and knishes, as well as a handy list of Yiddish terms that will guarantee confident counter-side manner. Longtime patrons of New York's Barney Greengrass, Carnegie Deli and Katz's; Los Angeles's Canters Deli; or Ann Arbor, Mich.'s Zingermans will enjoy bellying up with Bellman as she recounts the history of each establishment, alongside a handful of signature recipes. Readers interested in recreating classic deli fare will find multiple options for dishes like chopped liver, cheesecake, reubens, and stuffed cabbage, as well as local specialties. Though heavily weighted with New York establishments, Bellman captures the look and feel of Jewish delis across the U.S. while illustrating their enduring popularity.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416205654
Publisher:
Sellers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
02/11/2010
Pages:
175
Sales rank:
952,725
Product dimensions:
8.18(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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