Lindy's Cheesecake

Lindy's Cheesecake

Lindy's Cheesecake

This classic New York-style cheesecake is brightened with orange and lemon zest.Andre Baranowski

New York deli man Arnold Reuben claimed he was the first to serve cheesecake. But it was his competitor, Leo Lindemann, who hired away Reuben's pastry chef to re-create the dessert at his place, Lindy's, and made it an icon. Lindy's is gone now, but the cheesecake recipe remains. —Arthur Schwartz, from "Cream of New York" (November 2006)