James Boo is a multimedia journalist based in Brooklyn. As Editor-in-Chief of Real Cheap Eats, an independent filmmaker, and a freelance food writer, James has devoted his storytelling career to the intersection of food and culture. You can see more episodes of this web series at oneminutemealfilms.com.

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VIDEO: One Man’s Mission to Save the Bialy

While its bialy and its name can be found in stores all over town, Marc Halprin has worked furiously to make good on the bakery’s reputation by perfecting the qualities of this simple, onion-topped roll.