Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Katz Deli Remix

Last year I blogged about the wonderful gift my family received from our dear friends, Fred and Michele, who live in the Capital city for all Food Lovers, New York City. Fred and Michele sent us an array of delicious eats from Katz Deli (home of Harry and Sally's first date). We toasted up the delicious rye bread and slathered on some raspberry mustard, and then topped the pile of yummy salami with heaps of Katz cheese, lettuce and tomato. On the side, we had some Tim's Cascade potato chips. You can read about that experience by clicking here.

When Michele sent us the treats again this year, she said that real New Yorkers do not eat Tim's Cascade potato chips on the side (that is definitely a Seattle favorite!), they often eat a big knish instead. What is a knish you may ask (especially if you are from the West side of the country!)? 

Knish (pronounced kin-nish) was made popular in America by Jewish immigrants and has roots in Eastern Europe. It has a dense and flavorful dough that is stuffed with various fillings, most often mashed potato, meats or cheese. I love eating mashed potatoes that are finished in the oven, leaving a slightly crisp, hearty textured crust at the top. That is sort of what this tasted like.

And it paired perfectly with our salami sandwiches, which I decided this year to eat in a purist fashion with only the meat and delicious fresh bread.

Thank you to the Schwarzbach family for the delectable food! I hope to visit NYC in the near future as I travel for work.

Happy Eating,

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