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 beloved delis. From New York’s Lower East Side to Detroit 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! 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, classic coleslaw, and cheesecake are just a few of the classic made-to-order tastes included for deli aficionados everywhere. Features: •More than one hundred nostalgic deli photographs, historical food and deli details, and a guide to "deli speak." •Recipes including Ben’s Kosher Noodle Kugel, Zingerman’s Hamentaschen, Ratner’s Potato Pancakes, Nate ‘n Al’s Corned Beef Hash, and many more. •Famous delis such as 2nd Avenue Deli, Ratner’s, and The Stage Deli in New York, and Canter’s and Langers in Los Angeles, among others across the country.