Powerhouse Books recently published Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food. Authors Aaron Rezny and Jordan Schaps offer up a full-color compilation of classic Jewish food--with photos so gorgeous, they make gefilte fish look good.
The book profiles Lower East Side eateries (sorry Cafe Edison!), like Sammy’s Roumanian, Russ & Daughters, Katz’s, and Yonah Shimmel's. I got to contribute a piece on the Second Avenue Ratner’s (which I've written about here).
Eating Delancey is also full of celebrity reminiscences from folks like Bette Midler, Joan Rivers, Jackie Mason, and Lou Reed.
They're having an book launch celebration on December 4 at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO. There will be fiddling. "It's worth the schlep..."