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Listen: Is deli really dead?

corned beef deli sandwich
The packed corned beef sandwich: one of Jewish food's least healthy traditions. (jeffreyw/Flickr Creative Commons)

In the debut episode of The Chosen Food, The CJN’s new podcast about Jewish cuisine, Dr. Dan Aviv investigates the slow decline of deli across North America—and discovers why we’re on the cusp of a 21st-century revival.

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The Chosen Food is hosted, produced and edited by Dr. Dan Aviv. Michael Fraiman is the executive producer. Thanks to Cambo Smith for the intro and outro music, “Coffee”. David Sax’s Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen can be found anywhere fine books are sold. Thanks to Judy Perly from FreeTimes Cafe, Lev from Lox and Schmear and Andy Kalish from Sam and Gertie’s in Chicago for their time, insight and nosh.

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If you’re interested in Chosen Food (the high school course), it begins October 19, 2020. For more information, see adraba.ca/application.