This week around Manhattan, food stylist Jen Beauchesne (pictured) can probably have her pick of delicatessen table, extra-large pickle and free side of whatever. That’s because she, more than anyone else, is responsible for making the stars of the platter look very good at the Smartphone end.
Together with photographer Will Styer, Beauchesne created the slides that appetize the Refinery29 feature “The 10 Most Iconic New York Sandwiches.” We’ve had some, but not all, of the highlighted stars. Hard to go wrong at this Thursday lunch hour with Selection #1 – the pastrami at Katz’s Delicatessen.
Coincidentally, just a week before the Refinery29 honor roll [pun intended], Slate’s Jordan Weissman took a look at the superhuman effort that goes in to keeping a place like Katz’s afloat:
“It’s a terrible catch-22,” [Katz’s heir Jake] Dell says of the art of pastrami. “Because the thing that makes us loved is also the thing that makes it hardest from an economic standpoint.”
One man’s $19.95 conundrum is another website’s Slide Show lead-off. Check out the rest of the iconic breads here, which include perhaps for meat-eaters the ultimate testament to Beauchesne’s talents: a vegetarian offering that looks equally delectable.
[Photo via: jenbeauchesne.com]