Say hello to chef Ziggy Gruber and his beautiful wife Mimi. Ziggy is the owner and chef at Kenny & Ziggy's New York Deli Restaurant here in Houston. For our shoot, After I was introduced to Palinka, Ziggy prepared some stuffed veal chops with provolone and pastrami, wild mushrooms manischewitz reduction, with mashed yukon gold potatoes and organic asparagus. And for desert he made some absolutely delicious apricot cinnamon raisin ruggelach. His wife Mimi, originally from Louisiana, prepared a wonderful sausage and chicken gumbo and added to it Ziggy's touch of feather light matzah balls.
Ziggy, originally from New York, has owned and run delis and restaurants from New York to LA and he's now in Houston and brining his old fashion style of New York Deli to all of us in the greater Houston area. He has has been cooking since the age of 6 and loves a gathering. Hospitality, generous portions, and a great time with friends and family over some great food is just a part of who he is and it showed for our shoot. From their outgoing personality, hospitality, and the healthy portions of food Ziggy and Mimi like to prepare its no wonder how popular the deli is in the Houston area. If you haven't gone there do yourself a favor and stop by. You won't regret it.