THE DELI MAVEN’S COOKBOOK is not a comprehensively detailed history of that great, venerable American institution, the Jewish delicatessen. Nor is it an encyclopedia of Jewish recipes gathered from the entire diaspora. It is not a recipe book of Israeli cuisine. It is not a summary of kosher foods and dietary laws. It has no recipes for Jewish holiday foods, unless they’re served year-round in a deli. Yet it touches on all the above.
THE DELI MAVEN’S COOKBOOK is not intended to replace Jewish delicatessens, for which there are no acceptable substitutes. There’s a lot more to delis than just the food—such as the ambrosial aromas, the noisy ambience, and the camaraderie. Delis are a social institution, a way of life.
Rather, THE DELI MAVEN’S COOKBOOK is the self-help answer for those unfortunate souls stranded hundreds of miles from the nearest Jewish deli, so hungry for real deli food they want to scream. If you live in an area that doesn’t have a good deli—or perhaps none at all—fret no more. This book is the solution to your troubles.
You’ll learn how to quickly, easily, and inexpensively prepare delicious and authentic deli food at home … including pastrami; corned beef; pickled tongue; lox and Nova; matzo ball soup; kasha varnishkas; matzo brei; lox, eggs, and onions; bagels, bialys, and breads; New York style cheesecake; black & white cookies; and scores of other deli, appetizing, and bakery delights—all made from “scratch.”
As the TV pitchman says, “Wait … there’s more!” Enjoy the deli stories, deli jokes, and histories of your favorite deli foods. If Jewish delis are important to you, you owe it to yourself to get THE DELI MAVEN’S COOKBOOK. It’s a fun book to read, even if you don’t cook!
THE DELI MAVEN’S COOKBOOK is in Kindle format and available exclusively from Amazon.com.