Just got a link sent my way for a great mention by Bob Minzesheimer in USA Today’s Book Buzz about the upcoming book.
Noshing on knishes: Weighing in at 160 pounds, 5-foot-9 author David Sax looks too lean to have spent two years eating pastrami, brisket, knishes, blintzes and chopped liver — all in the interest of research. Sax’s Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, will be published Oct. 19 by Houghton Mifflin. At lunch last week — at New York’s 2nd Avenue Deli — Sax said he tried to limit himself to small portions, “more of a grazing nosh than a gargantuan fress.” Sax, 29, a Toronto native who lives in Brooklyn, calls traditional Jewish delis “an endangered species” because of diet, assimilation and economics. But on a cross-country search, he found good eats not only in New York, Miami and Skokie, Ill., but in Salt Lake City as well.
Just knowing how many people are going to read this tomorrow, as they open their hotel doors, warms my heart. That 160 lbs number is a hopeful estimate. I try and avoid scales as best I can.