SLIDE SHOW: At Delis, the Rosh Hashana Rush

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Kasha and Bowties and Egg Barley Mushrooms are two staple sides found at some delis and regularly eaten on the holidays. Essentially they all start with onions slowly carmelized in schmaltz. Then the starch is added in, either kasha (buckwheat groats) or egg barley (which doesn't contain eggs...it's just a name). They're sautéed together and tossed with either mushrooms or bowtie pasta, and sometimes gravy. Here's two prime examples from Kenny and Ziggy's Delicatessen in Houston, TX. Beware both dishes. They'll fill you up quicker than a NASCAR pit team.


David Sax surveys holiday dishes from Florida to San Francisco in
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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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