Ask at your deli counter for a variety of fish types and preparations. Allow a total of a quarter to a half pound of fish per person. Serve with capers, lemon halves, herbed cream cheese, and black bread.
In this luxurious deviled egg with smoked salmon and radish blended into the yolk, the little bits of radish provide a fresh burst of flavor contrasting with the rich, silky salmon and egg. A garnish of micro-cilantro adds another fresh note.
Appetizing. You think you know what it means: tasty, enticing you to eat. But in the early 20th century, among the Eastern European Jewish immigrants living on New York City's Lower East Side, appetizing was more commonly used as a noun, referring to the delicious array of foods -- smoked fish, cream cheeses, cold salads -- that were traditionally eaten with bagels. Back then, there were upward of 30 "appetizing" stores in the neighborhood. Today, only one remains: Russ & Daughters.