Israel's Queen of Herring Brings Her Fishy Business to Manhattan

Veteran food writer Sherry Ansky talks about her new business partnership, plans to bring her specialty sandwich to the rest of the world and how a salty fish encapsulates the story of her survival

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 Rotem Maimon
Rotem Maimon
 Rotem Maimon
Rotem Maimon

Sherry Ansky will never forget the first time she tasted pickled herring. “I was nine years old, a skinny Jerusalem girl. One Shabbat, my father took me to the neighborhood synagogue. The women’s section was empty, and I sat there alone, somewhat bored. Someone said the kiddush blessing and brought a tray of pickled herring with toothpicks to the women’s section, since there was room there.

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