Think New York in the early part of last century. Imagine the inflow of European immigrants. The deli became a bridge that helped neighbours overcome prejudices and stereotypes by providing a judgment-free zone where people of all cultures, ethnicities and faiths could enjoy a meal. How liberating and beautiful that must have been.

We cover the evolution of the Deli, the invention of 'the greatest thing' and the power shift to Los Angeles. Along the way we talk about a couple of well know destinations and few others that you could visit when that becomes possible. 

As hard as we tried, we could not get a contribution for 'special guest' Jeanette. If you listen hard you'll hear whispers only at the start and the end.

Of course, if you're ever unsure of what to order in a NY deli, have what she's having.
August 03, 2021 — Phil Bertino