The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food


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$24.95  $23.20
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
7.56 X 9.06 X 1.02 inches | 2.16 pounds

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About the Author

Ben Nadler is an illustrator, designer, writer, and comics artist originally from Wisconsin. A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, he now lives, works, and enjoys the Jewish delis in New York City.


"This book is 256 pages of joy, replete with Alaskan king salmon wear-ing crowns and an adorable car-toon parve rugelach cozi-ly sand-wiched between its bud-dies, a milk jug in Crocs and a chick-en drum-stick with plaid socks...This won-der-ful book will sure-ly appeal to any-one who is hun-gry to learn more about the his-to-ry of Ashke-nazi com-fort food."

--The Jewish Book Council

"Packed with comics exploring Jewish history, vivid renderings of NYC's Jewish delis and delightful illustrations of everything from knishes to latkes, the book makes for a mouthwatering read"

--TimeOut New York

"This book is the greatest thing to happen to Jewish deli since mustard met cured meats. A brilliant, hilarious mitzvah on every page!"--David Sax, author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
"An epic ode to glorious deli eats! Keep a pastrami sandwich on hand during your reading. This book is a great combination of passion, instruction, history and cool tips, and the art is rad."--Lucy Knisley, author of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
"This is fun: The Jewish Deli by Ben Nadler is an illustrated guide to delis that covers the history, hallmarks, and landmarks (Canter's! Katz's! More!) of this storied genre of food purveyor."

--The Stained Page News

"With whimsy and a comic-style approach, the book touches on the history of Jewish delis; explores iconic items such as "The Smoked Meat Sandwich," "The Reuben Sandwich," and "Chopped Liver"; and interviews the owners of some of the best-known establishments around...It's impossible to leaf through this book without developing some major cravings, too."

--Food Gal