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Tantalizing talk of Russ & Daughters Deli comes to Buffalo

Mark Russ Federman, the now the retired operator of  well-known “Russ & Daughters” deli on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and a member of the AU Class of 1966, will visit Buffalo Sunday, April 6, to speak about his book, “Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House that Herring Built.”  He will begin his discussion at 2 p.m. in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. The talk is part of the 47th Jewish Community Center Book and Arts Fair. Following his presentation, Mark’s book will be sold by Talking Leaves (book store) and he is expected to be available for signings.

Mark is the son of one of the three “Daughters” in the shop’s name and ran the deli between 1978 and 2009 when he turned the business over to his daughter and a nephew.

An article this week by Anne Neville in The Buffalo News focused on the book. “Like the famous Russ & Daughters smoked salmon, which tantalizes the taste buds on multiple levels, Federman’s book is many things: a family biography, a business history, a joke book and a cookbook. And the mouthwatering photos – of cheese blintzes, potato latkes, beet, apple and herring salad, eight types of smoked fish and, of course, plenty of preparations that involve herring – aren’t too bad, either,” wrote Neville.

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