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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Happy National Cold Cuts Day

Whether you prefer salami, pastrami, pepperoni or B-O-L-O-G-N-A, today is all about those precooked sliced meats Americans love to eat. It’s National Cold Cuts Day! While the origins of this annual food holiday are unknown, National Cold Cuts Day is celebrated around the nation each year on March 3rd.

These popular precooked meats can be eaten straight out of the vacuum-sealed packages or made to serve at your favorite deli counter. In fact, deli meats are the most popular item at the deli counter. Whether you eat ‘em out of the package, in appetizers or in hoagies or submarine sandwiches, today’s cold cuts are readily available in a slew of flavors, shapes and sizes. Besides the more common varieties, there are other lesser known, specialty varieties like headcheese, liverwurst, tongue loaf, chorizo and blood tongue sausage, to name a few. Cold cuts are also referred to as luncheon meats or sliced meats. But no matter what you call ‘em, folks have been enjoying cold cuts for years.


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