Take a number and pass the time drooling by the display as you await your turn at the deli counter. Expect more time to deliberate the delicious options on March 3, Cold Cuts Day. It’s a day when slices of global, meaty goodness come together to meet their ultimate destiny, your stomach.
The starring source of the menu is pork, which is typically cured or smoked. France honors saucisson sec and jambon de Bayonne; Italy brings capicola, prosciutto, mortadella and salami; brauschweiger has Germany’s adoration, and America is proud of its Virginia ham.
A variety of coveted cold cuts are sourced from beef, including roast beef, pastrami and corned beef. Options for poultry fanatics include turkey and chicken.
To celebrate Cold Cuts Day, create a still-life work of edible art and host a gathering of friends and family. On a large serving platter, arrange slices to form a glorious mosaic of meats.
Offer a variety of breads and condiments for guests to create their favorite sandwiches. For those preferring to savor their slices outside the sandwich, arrange a platter of sliced baguettes, cheeses and fruits.
If, while you’re reciting a tall tale, one of your guests interrupts and declares you to be ‘full of baloney’, just smile and hand him a sandwich.