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!

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.

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.

Product Details

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

About the Author

Sheryll Bellman attributes her interest in deli culture to growing up in corned beef-deprived Arizona. Her writings have been featured in USA today and on NPR, and she is the author of Through the Shopping Glass: A Century of Christmas Windows in New York City. Ms. Bellman lives in New York City.

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