Exclusive Interview: “The Jewish Deli” Writer / Artist Ben Nadler


Despite what you may think, the woman in the classic rom-com When Harry Met Sally who says, “I’ll have what she’s having” isn’t looking to have an orgasm in the middle of a restaurant; she just wants a sandwich so good that it makes you cry out in ecstasy. And you can only get that in a Jewish deli like Katz’s, the one in Sally. But what if you’re not familiar with Jewish delis, or know what’s different about them from regular delis? Where can you go to learn about Jewish delis? Well, okay, there’s a movie, but given the title of this piece, you should know where this is going: to my email interview with Ben Nadler, the writer and artist of a new graphic novel called The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide To The Chosen Food (hardcover, Kindle). L’chaim.