One of the most popular and enduring shops in the Bronx’s Little Italy is a third-generation family business run by a Jewish immigrant family — not from Italy, but from Austria. Teitel Brothers Imports, opened in 1915, does not sell kosher goods, but rather all kinds of Italian items from salami and balsamic vinegar to olive oil.
As Jews, we have perfected the art of smoking, salting and curing meat and fish. To enhance your personal knowledge, you can attend Smoke & Salt: Cure-ated Tastes and Candid Conversation, tonight at 7 pm at Shelsky’s of Brooklyn, part of the Workmen’s Circle Taste of Jewish Culture series.
Israeli food’s been getting an unlikely stage in Japan.
Finally, I got Susan Rice to laugh. And it was about a bagel.