Katz's Deli: Autobiography of a Delicatessen

Katz's Deli: Autobiography of a Delicatessen

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 A New York City classic since 1888, Katz's Deli is the oldest and most beloved delicatessen in America. Famous for its mouth-watering pastrami, Katz's has been serving Jewish comfort food to generations of locals dropping in for their Friday night "usual," tourists from around the world, and a veritable who's-who from celebrities to politicians whose visits are immortalized on the photo-filled walls.

A great visual record of how a restaurant runs, this special edition brings a bit of Katz's Deli right into your own home. While Katz's recipes remain a family secret, hundreds of color photographs document the unique character of Katz's Deli - people on both sides of the counter, the storied cutting stations, the remarkably small kitchen, and more.

Travel Channel star Adam Richman provides a personal and evocative foreword, while part-owner Jake Dell reveals the deli's rich and compelling 125-year history and apprises the unenlightened about traditional Jewish foods at the core of Katz's culinary offerings, including pastrami, corned beef, full- and half-sour pickles.

No need to be a New Yorker. This book is as irresistible to the long-time regulars as it is to the uninitiated who have yet to walk across the famous sawdust-covered terrazzo floor, ticket in hand.

by Jake Dell (Author), Baldomero Fernandez (Photographer), Adam Richman (Foreword)

Paperback, 384 pages