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Sixth & I

Mark Russ Federman

In Conversation with Joan Nathan

Mar 19, 2013 • 7:00 pm ET
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The former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side tells the story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal herring, and silken chopped liver.” (The New York Times Magazine)

Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built is the story of this “Louvre of lox” and how a hardworking family turned a passion for selling perfectly smoked and pickled fish into an institution. Mark Russ Federman, grandson of founder Joel Russ, took over the running of Russ & Daughters from his parents in 1978 and turned it over to the fourth generation in 2009. He shares an enchanting behind-the-scenes look at four generations of people who are just a little bit crazy on the subject of fish.

Federman will be in conversation with Joan Nathan.