Eating Delancey


Saturday December 6, 2014, 3pm

in collaboration with the Golden Notebook

CPW and the Golden Notebook invite you to a special event hosted by Abbe Aronson.

Proving that the celebrated food scene of New York’s Lower East Side is as much a state of mind as it is an actual place — and with a revered nod to traditions both delicious as well as gut-busting — local photographer Aaron Rezny and co-author Jordan Schaps will whet appetites and share their new book “Eating Delancey” here at the Center For Photography at Woodstock on Saturday, December 6th, from 3-5 p.m.

Rezny, a Woodstock resident for over 30 years, and celebrated magazine creative director Schaps, will showcase images from “Eating Delancey” as well as sign their new book at CPW in an event in collaboration with The Golden Notebook. Local contributors to “Eating Delancey” include Michael Lang, Martha Frankel, Mary Giuliani and others, many of whom also will be on hand to sign copies.

The motivation for the “Eating Delancey” Rezney shares, was to create “a tribute to the vanishing flavors of our youth”.

Note: Did you know the famed Woodstock ’69 Festival might not have happened, were it not for a plate of pickled herring shared on the Lower East Side? This charming anecdote and others, along with recipes, classic Jewish jokes and of course gorgeous up-close-and-personal photography of bialys to blintzes, are showcased on page after page of this beautiful coffee table book.

With contributions from Lou Reed to Don Rickles, from Isaac Mizrahi to Milton Glaser,  “Eating Delancey” is particularly poignant as the introduction was written by Joan Rivers just prior to her death — didn’t know Joan loved Jewish food? Another reason to pick up your copy!

In addition to the reading and book signing, select images from “Eating Delancey” will be available for sale, with a proceed from the book sales going to support The Blue Card, a not-for-profit philanthropy that provides financial assistance to needy Holocaust survivors.

Aaron Rezny has spent more than 20 years shooting food and tabletop photography. Rezny, the son of Polish immigrants, began his photographic career at an early age and eventually established his own studio in 1979. His photography has been featured in major marketing campaigns for Nestlé, Duncan Hines, Kellogg’s, Russell Stover, Nabisco, and Applebee’s among other brands. His work has also appeared in New York magazine, Bon Appetite, Food & Wine, and The Wall Street Journal.

Jordan Schaps began his photo-directing career at New York magazine in 1978. Schaps quickly rose to Photography Director at New York magazine and went on to act as concept/creative director of features for inStyle, GQ, The Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Issue, and other magazines. Schaps also produced advertorials for Lincoln Motor Cars, JC Penney, and Knoll International. He contributed to the books XXX: 30 Porn Star Portraits (Bulfinch, 2004), and Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden (Trans-Atlantic, 2005).

Order your copy from the Golden Notebook today by clicking here.