From Lox to Latkes, this is ‘Eating Delancey’

“Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food” is out at the perfect moment, when the swell of interest in Jewish food is at an all-time high.

From the newly opened and posher Russ & Daughters Cafe to the King of the Egg Cream podcast to the new WNET special “The Sturgeon Queens,” which chronicles 100 years of Russ & Daughters, you could say lox is having its moment. And this doesn’t even take into account the city’s bagel renaissance.

“Eating Delancey” blends recipes with stories of the eateries and memories of eating in them in a clever way, and any fans of NYC history, Jewish cuisine and culture or food in general will find it fascinating. Oh, and the late Joan Rivers wrote the introduction.

Authors Aaron Rezny and Jordan Schaps shared their thoughts on some classic Lower East Side Jewish eateries with us.

“The small yet powerful shops and shopkeepers keep the old recipes and traditions thriving in the Lower East Side, the cradle of Jewish cuisine,” they wrote.

Georgia Kral