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The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food
by Ben Nadler
A delightful celebration of Jewish delicatessens in an accessible comics format, full of history and humor, and guaranteed to make you hungry. Beloved culinary and cultural institutions, Jewish delis are wonderlands of amazing flavors and great food—bright, buttery, briny, sweet, fatty, salty, smoky. . . .
In The Jewish Deli, comics artist and deli aficionado Ben Nadler takes a deliciously entertaining deep dive into the history and culture of this food and the places that serve it up to us across the counter. Chapters guide readers through the details and delights of each major food category, all playfully illustrated and each more irresistibly noshable than the last, including: Meat, Fish, Bagels, and bread Schmears Soups and sides Sweets Drinks A visual treat, this accessible and informative nonfiction graphic novel delivers stories of tradition and innovation, celebrations of iconic menu staples, flavor profiles, food preparations, ordering advice, spotlights on legendary and up-and-coming delis, and much more.