Two Jews walk into a deli… It might sound like the beginning of a bad Yiddish joke, but if you’re going to have two men debate the deli, these are the gents you want — ”Save the Deli” author David Sax and Meatopia Master Josh Ozersky. Earlier this winter we spent an afternoon fressing at Katz’s Deli and Mile End Sandwich with these deli experts, debating the state of the deli and its future. So which sandwich was crowned king? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Early in the last century, hundreds of immigrant Jewish housewives jumped at the chance to share traditional recipes. They also yearned to become Gold Medal Flour women.
We hope you all enjoyed the Forward’s first Food & Drink special section. Check out stories on brisket, Yiddish vegetarianism, the history of the bagel, DIY pickled herring and more.