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Mile End's Brussels Sprouts with Candied Walnuts and Apples

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The sprouts are given a high-heat treatment, emerging from the oven blistered and crisp. And then instead of coating the sprouts in a honey glaze, they use that glaze to candy walnuts. A final flourish of sauteed Granny Smith apples completes the dish, balancing the bitter notes of the sprouts and nuts. More

Mile End's Brussels Sprouts with Candied Walnuts and Apples

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To complement their Tsimis recipe in The Mile End Cookbook, Noah and Rae Bernamoff offer another honey-sweetened vegetable dish: Brussels Sprouts. Here they also call for roasting, but the sprouts are given a high-heat treatment, emerging from the oven blistered and crisp. And then instead of coating the sprouts in a honey glaze, they use the sweetener to candy walnuts. A final flourish of sauteed Granny Smith apples completes the dish, balancing the bitter notes of the sprouts and nuts. More

Mile End's Tsimis

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For a traditional dish, Tsimis doesn't have the best reputation—most references to the dish include the words "mushy" or "cloying." Noah and Rae Bernamoff, however, employ some tricks in their recipe in The Mile End Cookbook to update the dish. They first roast the carrots to develop complexity and cook them almost all the way through in dry heat. Next, the carrots are tossed in a honey-thyme mixture with a mix of dried fruit and ginger. Finally, a huge handful of toasted sunflower seeds are tossed in for contrasting texture and slightly bitter, nutty bursts of flavor. More

Mile End's Tsimis

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For a traditional dish, Tsimis doesn't have the best reputation—most references to the dish include the words "mushy" or "cloying." Noah and Rae Bernamoff, however, employ some tricks in their recipe in The Mile End Cookbook to update the dish. They first roast the carrots to develop complexity and cook them almost all the way through in dry heat. Next, the carrots are tossed in a honey-thyme mixture with a mix of dried fruit and ginger. Finally, a huge handful of toasted sunflower seeds are tossed in for contrasting texture and slightly bitter, nutty bursts of flavor. More

Mile End's Roast Beef with Pickled Horseradish

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Anyone familiar with Mile End Deli knows that they take their smoked meat seriously. Noah and Rae Bernamoff offer detailed directions for re-creating their specialty in The Mile End Cookbook, but as a city-dweller who lacks a proper smoking set-up, I wanted to explore another one of their deli meats. Their Roast Beef is just as versatile as the smoked version, and the recipe couldn't be easier: season the roast, stick it in a hot, hot oven for 30 minutes or so, and then turn off the heat and let the meat cook through in the slowly cooling oven. More

Mile End's Pickled Horseradish

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This pickled horseradish from The Mile End Cookbook is a perfect accompaniment to their Roast Beef, but it would also work well alongside other deli meats or in a bloody mary. More

Mile End's Roast Beef with Pickled Horseradish

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

Anyone with any familiarity with the Mile End Deli knows that they take their smoked meat seriously. Noah and Rae Bernamoff offer detailed directions for re-creating their specialty in The Mile End Cookbook, but as a city-dweller who lacks a proper smoking set-up, I wanted to explore another one of their deli meats. Their Roast Beef is just as versatile as the smoked version, and the recipe couldn't be easier: season the roast, stick it in a hot, hot oven for 30 minutes or so, and then turn off the heat and let the meat cook through in the slowly cooling oven. More

Mile End's Knishes

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More than just a fun-to-say word, knishes are emblematic of Jewish deli snacks. Their hearty nature and portable shape make for an easy, if heavy, snack on the go. The version at the Mile End Deli is a different shape than most: rolled into a log instead of into a dumpling, transforming the knish into light(-er) fare. More

Mile End's Knishes

Serious Eats Kate Williams Post a comment

More than just a fun-to-say word, knishes are emblematic of Jewish deli snacks. Their hearty nature and portable shape make for an easy, if heavy, snack on the go. The version at the Mile End Deli is a different shape than most: rolled into a log instead of shaped into a dumpling, transforming the knish into light(-er) fare. More

Cook the Book: 'The Mile End Cookbook'

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With Rosh Hashanah ahead, it's the perfect time to settle in to some quality Jewish comfort food. Lucky for us, Noah and Rae Bernamoff, the enterprising duo behind Brooklyn (and now Manhattan's) Mile End Deli have just released an impressively comprehensive cookbook on everything from the restaurant's famous Montreal-style smoked meat and belly-warming chicken soup to DIY sour pickles and rye bread. Enter to win your copy here. More

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