Shalom Life | December 18, 2014

Writer from Toronto Wins Beard Award

David Sax, the Toronto-born writer behind Save the Deli has won a James Beard Foundation literature award.

By: Ilan Mester

Published: May 6th, 2010 in Culture » Books » News

Writer from Toronto Wins Beard Award

David Sax, the Toronto-born writer behind Save the Deli, has won a James Beard Foundation literature award.

In the book, subtitled In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen, Sax explores the world of the Jewish deli. He ate at more than 140 delis, including Yitz’s and Centre Street Deli in the Greater Toronto Area.

Our family picnics were mostly deli food,” Sax told Shalom Life in an interview. “When my parents came to visitors’ day at summer camp, they brought deli. My father had a deep and abiding love for the stuff, being a dyed-in-the-wool Montreal Jew, and that seeped into the fabric of my being.”

The James Beard Award is given to food and drink talents in the industry.

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (50-41) Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (50-41) TrendingBob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame TrendingSeth Rogen Attacks Media Over Publishing Leaked Sony Emails Seth Rogen Attacks Media Over Publishing Leaked Sony Emails Trending
 

Israeli Study: Kids Start Enjoying the Misfortune of Others At Very Early Age

December 18, 2014 | By NoCamels Team
Israeli Study: Kids Start Enjoying the Misfortune of Others At Very Early Age

Study conducted by the University of Haifa found evidence of 'schadenfreude' in two-year-olds

Read More

Harvard Suspends Purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel Pressure

December 18, 2014 | By JNS.org
Harvard Suspends Purchases from SodaStream after anti-Israel Pressure

The decision was made after two pro-Palestinian groups filed complaints

Read More

Historic Six-Day War Photo Recreated at Western Wall

December 18, 2014 | By Hen Kotes-Bar
Historic Six-Day War Photo Recreated at Western Wall

Three soldiers captured on camera just after Jerusalem's Old City was taken in 1967 return to scene some 47 years with the same photographer

Read More

Jewish Hall of Fame: Matt Stone

December 17, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Matt Stone

Co-creator of the Emmy award-winning 'South Park', and the Tony award-winning 'The Book of Mormon'

Read More

Israeli Right Wing Politician Mockingly Dresses Up As a Hipster in New Campaign Video

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Israeli Right Wing Politician Mockingly Dresses Up As a Hipster in New Campaign Video

The politician's latest effort to recruit Israelis to Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home)

Read More

Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (50-41)

December 17, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 50 Hottest Jewish Women of 2014 (50-41)

Join Shalom Life in celebrating the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and beautiful Jewish women of the year.

Read More

Jonah Hill and James Franco's 'True Story' Gets First Trailer

December 17, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Jonah Hill and James Franco's 'True Story' Gets First Trailer

The film is set to premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Read More

Alan Gross: Freedom is not Free

December 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Alan Gross: Freedom is not Free

The 65-year-old Jewish American makes his first public remarks after spending five years in a Cuban prison

Read More

More Headlines