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A Look At The Jewish Deli In Boston — Past And Present09:56
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A close up of the "No. 2" at Mamaleh's Delicatessen -- hot corned beef on rye with mustard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A close up of the "No. 2" at Mamaleh's Delicatessen -- hot corned beef on rye with mustard. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Most estimates say the Jewish deli hit its peak all the way back in the 1930s, but we're seeing a bit of a resurgence here in Boston. Mamaleh's Delicatessen opened in Kendall Square this week, and Exodus Bagels and Steinbones are set to open soon.

We dive into the Jewish delicatessen — past and present — with Corby Kummer, James Beard Award-winning food writer, senior editor at The Atlantic and restaurant critic for Boston Magazine.

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The Atlantic's Corby Kummer discusses the finer points of the black and white cookie with Mamaleh’s Delicatessen co-owner and pastry chef Rachel Sundet. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Atlantic's Corby Kummer discusses the finer points of the black and white cookie with Mamaleh’s Delicatessen co-owner and pastry chef Rachel Sundet. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mamaleh's co-owner Rachel Miller Munzer passes a sandwich over the take out counter to a customer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mamaleh's co-owner Rachel Miller Munzer passes a sandwich over the take out counter to a customer. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mamaleh's co-owner Tyler Sundet carves up some corned beef for the "No. 2" -- hot corned beef with mustard on rye. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mamaleh's co-owner Tyler Sundet carves up some corned beef for the "No. 2" -- hot corned beef with mustard on rye. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baked goods on the takeout counter at Mamaleh's. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baked goods on the takeout counter at Mamaleh's. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)
(Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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Corby Kummer, James Beard Award-winning food writer, senior editor at The Atlantic, restaurant critic for Boston Magazine. He tweets @CKummer.

This segment aired on July 14, 2016.

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