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An interview on the origins of Montreal style smoked meat [moved from Quebec]

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An interview on the origins of Montreal style smoked meat [moved from Quebec]

TheSnowpea | Mar 2, 2010 12:46 PM

I just came across this fascinating interview, published in McGill University's Cuizine magazine.

Montreal-Style Smoked Meat
An interview with Eiran Harris conducted by Lara Rabinovitch,
with the cooperation of the Jewish Public Library Archives of Montreal.

Excerpt:
Inaccurate information did not originate with the internet. For many years deli lovers argued about the origins of Montreal-style Jewish smoked meat; was it Old Man Wiseman or Old Man Kravitz who introduced it? Well, it was neither. In 1911, 63-year-old Wolf Wiseman, father of highly respected doctor Max Wiseman, placed an ad in the Yiddish language daily, the Keneder Adler, in which he proclaimed: “News for Smoked Meat lovers. Your old familiar sausage dealer makes known to the deserving public that he opened a first class delicatessen store at 35 Ontario Street West, where he will sell the best smoked meat, corned beef, salami sausage, and canned goods.”

http://www.erudit.org/revue/cuizine/2...

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