Jewish Food class visits ‘deli maven’ for dinner

By Katharine Shilcutt for Rice News

Students in Deli Window

Included among the coursework for Joshua Furman’s Jewish Food: Religion, Culture and Consumption from the Bible to Bagels is a screening of “Deli Man,” a documentary examining the state of the Jewish deli through the lens of Houston’s own Ziggy Gruber. Students in the class were required to write a paper on the film, making it all the more exciting to meet Gruber himself during an end-of-course dinner at his deli, Kenny & Ziggy’s.

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