For more than 100 years, Russ & Daughters has been a fixture of NYC’s Lower East Side, an old-fashioned family-run appetizing store with a reputation for extraordinary smoked and pickled fish. Federman, the third generation of the family at the helm of the store, is a delightfully gifted storyteller, recounting the history of the establishment and, just as importantly, its place in the culture of New York. There are a few recipes slipped in as a little bonus, but the magic here is Federman’s voice.
Hardcover. Black and white photos throughout.