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A Pastrami Reuben for St. Patrick's Day

Steven Raichlen | Posted 03.15.2017 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Call me an iconoclast, but I believe there are better ways to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick (March 17) than by emptying a vacuum-sealed pouch of corned beef brisket into a pot of boiling water with cabbage wedges. Even if you're a homesick Irishman, it doesn't sound like anything to, well, write home about.

Meeting David Bowie on a Plane

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.11.2017 | Entertainment
Joel Epstein

This morning as I drove my father to LAX, he remembered meeting David Bowie some 30 or more years ago on a plane.

That Ain't Kosher

Uncle Louie | Posted 09.30.2016 | Miami
Uncle Louie

I hope the first section of this two part blog got your taste buds warmed up. Spoiler alert, that is going to change, thanks to Joe at Ben's Deli...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pastrami

Steven Raichlen | Posted 05.01.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Pastrami is less a single dish than a process.

Pastrami Versus Corned Beef: What's The Difference?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Taste

Do you have a favorite?

Happy National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day!

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Taste

There's no better holiday than a smoked meat holiday.

Cooking Off The Cuff: Hash, Corned Beef's Manifest Destiny

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.05.2015 | Taste
Edward Schneider

We always eat our corned beef hash with ketchup (though I try to keep the ketchup away from my poached egg), and so should you.

Curing Salts Demystified

Steven Raichlen | Posted 10.29.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

A growing number of home pit masters have taken to curing and smoking their own bacon, pastrami, jerky, etc.

Corned Beef vs. Pastrami

David Rosengarten | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Oy! Should I have the corned beef, or should I have the pastrami?

This Is The Best Pastrami Sandwich Video We Have Ever Seen

Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste

This is it. This is the one. No other versions need apply.

Langer's, With the World's Best Pastrami, Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I set my shoulders, closed my eyes, grabbed the oversized half of sandwich in my eager fingers and bit down into... heaven on earth, a Langer's pastrami sandwich!

The 10 Best Jewish Sandwiches

The Forward | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home

When Hillel used two pieces of matzo at Passover to form one of the first sandwiches in recorded history, he likely didn’t see it as the predecessor...

Making Homemade Corned Beef from Scratch: Start Now For St. Patrick's Day

Meathead | Posted 03.11.2016 | Taste

Home made corned beef can be cheaper than store-bought. And it's easy. And you can customize it. Once you've had the real deal, you can't go back. It just takes time. So start now.

New York's 9 Most Iconic Dishes (PHOTOS)

Zagat | Posted 04.02.2012 | New York

Photos and text by Gabi Porter If you're going to come to New York for the weekend, there are a few sites you have to see - the Empire State Building...

From Cheesesteaks To Bagels: The Best Food In SF For Your Hometown Fix

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

"I see someone from Santa Fe almost every time I come here," said Henry Jones between mouthfuls of a Niman Ranch steak burrito. Jones has been com...

Upper East Side 2nd Ave Deli To Open Aug. 16 | Posted 10.02.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The 2nd Ave Deli is moving up in the world. The famed restaurant is bringing its matzo-ball soup, pickles and pastrami to First Avenu...

In Search Of Matzo Ball Soup In N.Y.C. (So Why Not?)

Avery Corman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Avery Corman

It was cold and I got to thinking about matzo ball soup. And then I got to looking for matzo ball soup. And then I got to comparing matzo ball soups -- with a surprising end result.

Dickson's Farmstand - Pastrami

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


The NYC Jewish Delicatessen: A Dying Breed's Secrets to Survival (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Jay Parker, owner of Ben's Best Delicatessen, a third generation deli owner in Rego Park, Queens -- and one of the last remaining Kosher delis in New York City.

The Best Pastrami Sandwich in New York?

Avery Corman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Avery Corman

If you have roots in neighborhood New York, this is the pastrami sandwich you grew up with. If you don't have New York neighborhood roots, this is the sandwich you missed.

UPDATE: What's The Best Jewish Deli In New York? Readers Respond

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Much to the shock of New Yorkers -- nay, Americans -- the Los Angeles Times ran a piece Wednesday declaring the City of Angels the Jewish deli capital...

Real Food Rehab: Save The Deli

Dana Joy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dana Joy Altman

Frankly, I'd just be devastated if I couldn't get a bowl of matzo ball soup or a great corned beef sandwich with chopped liver on a whim. Luckily, author David Sax knows how to save the deli.

What's The Best Jewish Deli In New York? (MAP)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Much to the shock of New Yorkers -- nay, Americans -- the Los Angeles Times ran a piece Wednesday declaring the City of Angels the Jewish deli capital...

Double-dipping Waiters Sandwiched Between Two Delis | Robert Faturechi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Lopez is not a delicatessen double agent, funneling trade secrets on Russian dressing and blintzes. The 29-year-old is one of several waiters who open...