26 March 2013

An Oral History Of New York Food: Dining Out Wasn't Always 'In' : The Salt : NPR

Image: AP/Courtesy of Museum of the City Of New York

Follow the link below for reminisces of eating out and at home, in New York City of the past from NPR:

"Today, New York is home to many of the finest restaurants in the world – and New Yorkers have become accustomed to regularly dining out. 'It's just take-out all the time,' Saini says. So she says she was surprised to discover that, among the people she interviewed, eating outside of the home wasn't always so commonplace."

An Oral History Of New York Food: Dining Out Wasn't Always 'In' : The Salt : NPR


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03 March 2013

A new book tells the stories behind the New York appetizing landmark Russ & Daughters - NY Daily News

In my previous blog, I highlighted the delightful, Lower East Side venue of Russ and Daughters, but I should have also mentioned in greater detail the book that is part of the story: Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built
  • Mark Russ Federman.




  • "For 30 years, the one-time lawyer ran Russ & Daughters, the beloved Houston St. storefront that’s 

    hawked sable, smoked salmon, schmaltz herring and other Semitic delicacies for nearly a century.


    And in “Russ Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built”, Federman 

    reminisces about the only-in-New York characters who frequented his fishy “fiefdom.”"


    More from the New York Daily News:

    A new book tells the stories behind the New York appetizing landmark Russ Daughters - NY Daily News




    Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built

    ISBN-13: 9780805242942
    • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    • Publication date: 3/5/2013
    • Pages: 224

    Available online from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com




    Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York 'Appetizing' Store : The Salt : NPR

    Image: Jen Snow, Russ And Daughters

    If you live in New York City and have never been to Russ and Daughters, shame on you. If you visit NYC, and don't stop by Russ and Daughters, you're missing a great food and cultural experience. This is not a mall recreation. It's the real thing. You don't have to buy anything, just gawk and wonder...

    "A century ago, the Lower East Side was packed with "appetizing" shops, where merchants would compete to satisfy the noshing needs of the neighborhood's Jewish clientele: pickled herring, smoked whitefish, sable and salmon, bagels and bialys, along with dried fruit, chocolate and candy." 

    From NPR:

    Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York 'Appetizing' Store : The Salt : NPR


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    01 March 2013

    Book excerpt: Like life itself, nurturing begins with seeds - The Edgy Veggie - MiamiHerald.com

    Another new food book and a review:

    Book excerpt: Like life itself, nurturing begins with seeds - The Edgy Veggie - MiamiHerald.com

    "
    What do we turn to for both everyday sustenance and seasonal celebration? Food. Often, though, we’re like the hungry ghosts of Taoist lore, eating mindlessly, wandering aimlessly, and wanting more — more than food itself can provide. Ellen Kanner believes that if we put in a little thought and preparation, every meal can feed not only our bodies but our souls and our communities as well. Warm, wicked, and one-of-a-kind, Ellen offers an irreverent approach to bringing reverence into daily living — and eating."











    Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner - A Satisfying Diet for Unsatisfying Times



    • ISBN-13: 9781608681648
    • Publisher: New World Library
    • Publication date: 2/5/2013
    • Pages: 224

    Available online at Barnes and Noble  and  Amazon.com

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