About David Sax


Save the Deli is a man (David Sax) and a site (http://www.savethedeli.com), and a book (Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) dedicated to saving the Jewish deli from extinction, mayonaise, and various other atrocities that dare interfere with the purity of meat on rye with mustard.

What a Deli Lover Thinks

By October 22, 2009

I’ve been running the blog savethedeli.com for nearly three years, and in that time I’ve received hundreds of random emails and comments from deli lovers all over the world.  Some are often compelled to write because of something I posted … Read More

What’s So Funny About a Jewish Deli?

By October 19, 2009

Delis are funny places. Have you ever sulked out of a delicatessen feeling like the world is hopeless? Heartburn…sure. Twelve pound heavier…of course. Shortchanged…often. But I defy you to walk into a Jewish deli and walk out frowning. Because delis … Read More

Where Deli is Community

By October 16, 2009

Once upon a time, the delicatessen was the third pole of Jewish American communal life. The other two were the synagogue, where people prayed twice daily, and the bathouse, shvitz, or mikveh, where the men and women gossiped, bathed, and … Read More

A Near-Death Sandwich

By October 14, 2009

I’m often asked what was the highlight of writing my book Save the Deli. What’s the best Jewish deli I ate in; where did I discover the tastiest pastrami sandwich; who is the most interesting deli owner I met? So … Read More

Funny, It Doesn’t Taste Jewish…

By October 12, 2009

David Sax is the author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen. He is guest-blogging on Jewcy this week, and this is his first post. I get asked about Jewish … Read More