Known for their overstuffed sandwiches, cured meats and knishes, New York City’s storied delicatessens are cultural landmarks in their own right. The iconic delis have appeared in some of film’s most famous scenes (think Katz’s in “When Harry Met Sally") and have become must-taste destinations on a New York City tourist’s itinerary.
WNYC’s Leonard Lopate takes a look at the history of NYC’s delis with authors and food writers Arthur Schwartz (former restaurant critic for the New York Daily News and now known as The Food Maven) and Joan Nathan (Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France). Then Leonard will host a tasting showdown, with Katz’s and Carnegie delis serving up their best pastrami.
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Get a peek behind the pastrami counter of Katz's Deli: