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The Resource Pastrami [on] rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli, Ted Merwin

Pastrami [on] rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli, Ted Merwin

Label
Pastrami [on] rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli
Title
Pastrami [on] rye
Title remainder
an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli
Statement of responsibility
Ted Merwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For much of the twentieth century, the New York Jewish deli was an iconic institution in both Jewish and American life. As a social space it rivaled--and in some ways surpassed--the synagogue as the primary gathering place for the Jewish community. In popular culture it has been the setting for classics like When Harry Met Sally. And today, after a long period languishing in the trenches of the hopelessly old-fashioned, it is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence. Pastrami on Rye is the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its full flowering not in the immigrant period, as some might assume, but in the interwar era, when the children of Jewish immigrants celebrated the first flush of their success in America by downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis. But it was the kosher deli that followed Jews as they settled in the outer boroughs of the city, and that became the most tangible symbol of their continuing desire to maintain a connection to their heritage. Ultimately, upwardly mobile American Jews discarded the deli as they transitioned from outsider to insider status in the middle of the century. Now contemporary Jews are returning the deli to cult status as they seek to reclaim their cultural identities. Richly researched and compellingly told, Pastrami on Rye gives us the surprising story of a quintessential New York institution.--Publisher's Web site
Summary
For much of the twentieth century, the New York Jewish deli was an iconic institution in both Jewish and American life. As a social space it rivaled—and in some ways surpassed—the synagogue as the primary gathering place for the Jewish community. In popular culture it has been the setting for classics like When Harry Met Sally. And today, after a long period languishing in the trenches of the hopelessly old-fashioned, it is experiencing a nostalgic resurgence
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10450814
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merwin, Ted
Dewey number
641.5/676
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Delicatessens
  • Jews
  • Jewish cooking
  • Delicatessens
  • Jewish cooking
  • Jews
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli
Label
Pastrami [on] rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli, Ted Merwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name -- According to the Customer's Desire: The First Delicatessens in Eastern Europe and the United States -- From a Sandwich to a National Institution: Delicatessens in the Jazz Age and the Interwar Era -- Send a Salami: Delicatessens During the Second World War and the Postwar Exodus from New York -- Miss Hebrew National Salami: The Movement to the Suburbs and the Decline of the Deli -- Conclusion: The Contemporary Jewish Deli: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Control code
ocn904861996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780814760314
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025241972
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904861996
Label
Pastrami [on] rye : an overstuffed history of the Jewish deli, Ted Merwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Place Where Everyone Knows Your Name -- According to the Customer's Desire: The First Delicatessens in Eastern Europe and the United States -- From a Sandwich to a National Institution: Delicatessens in the Jazz Age and the Interwar Era -- Send a Salami: Delicatessens During the Second World War and the Postwar Exodus from New York -- Miss Hebrew National Salami: The Movement to the Suburbs and the Decline of the Deli -- Conclusion: The Contemporary Jewish Deli: Whistling Past the Graveyard
Control code
ocn904861996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780814760314
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025241972
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904861996

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