“The Father of the American Gyro was Jewish”


No, really.

At the Times, David Segal digs deep to find out who it was who first mass-produced gyro cones — the massive confections of crushed meat that spin on rotisseries — and in so doing, revolutionized the Greek food industry.

Meet the late John Garlic, former Marine. His wife Margaret has poignant memories — and a twinge of regret. They sold out early for a "modest" fee of what would become a multi-million dollar business.

The video, by the way, is not for the faint-hearted. It gives meaning to the cliche about not wanting to know much about what goes into a sausage.

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