The Bialy Eaters: The Story of a Bread and a Lost World

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Broadway Books, 2000 - Cooking - 160 pages

Sheraton became a woman with a mission, traveling to Israel, Paris, Austin, Chicago, Buenos Aires, and New York's Lower East Side to rescue the stories of the scattered Bialystokers. In a bittersweet mix of humor and pathos, she tells of their once-vibrant culture and iconic bread, reviving the exiled m

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A food writer sets off to find the origins of the bialy, which is sort of like a bagel, but not exactly. I remember good ones from a Jewish deli in NE Phila, but like the writer finds, they aren't ... Read full review

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The bialy is a small, round yeast bread with an indentation in the center, topped with onions and, sometimes, poppy seeds. This bread was a staple of the 60,000 Jews who lived in Bialystok, a city in ... Read full review


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Mimi Sheraton is a former New York Times critic who now freelances for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Food and Wine, and other magazines. Her cookbook The Whole World Loves Chicken Soup won both the Julia Child/IACP Award and the James Beard Award. She lives in New York City.

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