About Nick Zukin | Michael Zusman

Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman

Michael C. Zusman is a state court judge by day and a freelance restaurant and food writer at night. He’s also a serious amateur baker and supplied the bread recipes used by Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen in Portland, Oregon. Nick Zukin is the “Zuke” in Kenny & Zuke’s. A prominent Portland food blogger, he approached Ken “Kenny” Gordon in 2005 with a recipe for killer pastrami and the dream of connecting with his heritage. Together they opened a Jewish deli specializing in house-made pastrami and hand-rolled bagels in 2007. @nickzukin @mczlaw

A partially sliced homemade pastrami on a wooden board.

Homemade Pastrami

Pastrami. We consider it the other corned beef. We also consider it darn easy to make it yourself.