SLIDE SHOW: At Delis, the Rosh Hashana Rush

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If the prospect of chicken fat stuffed in cow guts isn't appealing, just close your eyes and taste the kishka from Brent's Delicatessen in Los Angeles, pictured here. Unlike commercial-made kishka (which substitutes collagen casing and vegetable oil for the real deal), Brent's comes alive with rich, golden, fatty flavor. Broiled until the skin crackles, it's like a bowl of chicken soup in sausage form.

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David Sax is the author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 19th). He also runs the blog savethedeli.com and works as a freelance journalist in New York.close

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