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Corned beef vs. pastrami


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There's a pretty good introduction here:

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Main/Fea...97,1079,00.html

I'd disagree with the absolutism of some of the statements therein, but it will get you started.

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I've had smoked corned beef, made by our own Col. Klink. Would that qualify as pastrami without the spice rub?

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In very traditional delis it's likely that corned beef will be brisket and pastrami will be plate, but either can be made from a variety of cuts. The issue of cut is secondary to the process, in my opinion.

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Thanks everyone! it is comforting to know where all this stuff comes from... but i don't know if it will make me love the pastrami more, or less.. :wacko: ha, jk

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i had pastrami on rye for the first time today ever.  i want to tell the world.  i couldn't believe how freakin good it was.  :biggrin:

For the first time? No kidding? Where did you get it?

Michael aka "Pan"

 

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Where in Seattle did you get this great Reuben? I've heard good things about the Other Coast Cafe, but haven't made it over there yet.

Thanks for the spelling correction.

At Persimmon - the new place on Fremont - at 43rd. Open 'till 7, M-Sat. They cook their own corned beef. And they had a great mushroom soup - 4 types in a light cream base.

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i had pastrami on rye for the first time today ever.  i want to tell the world.  i couldn't believe how freakin good it was.  :biggrin:

I used to have respect for this guy... :raz:

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i had pastrami on rye for the first time today ever.  i want to tell the world.  i couldn't believe how freakin good it was.  :biggrin:

Gee, tommy, thanks a lot. :hmmm: After 25 years of living away from NY I had just about managed to forget about the foods I really missed.

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sorry alex.

but being a non-jew, it really wasn't a part of my culture. nor was katz's and all of those wonderful places in NYC. however, i was driving around wondering what to eat today, and a kosher place by my house came to mind, the kosher nosh. i realized that i needed to try pastrami, and, at the same time, i realized that i was going to like it.

the same has happened to me over the past 10 years with sushi, raw oysters, and blue cheese. mrs. tommy takes full credit for all of this, btw. i'm not sure it was all her doing though. :hmmm:

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the same has happened to me over the past 10 years with sushi, raw oysters, and blue cheese.  mrs. tommy takes full credit for all of this, btw.  i'm not sure it was all her doing though.  :hmmm:

Probably not, but give her the credit anyway. (I've learned well from Ms. Alex.)

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sorry alex.

but being a non-jew, it really wasn't a part of my culture.  nor was katz's and all of those wonderful places in NYC.

It's about time you had one! Jeez. I'm about as Irish as you can get, and once I heard that pastrami was pretty much just really good corned beef, I was all over it!

But I loathe rye bread -- with a passion -- so I get mine on a hoagie at Katz's and I can eat the WHOLE thing!

Sherri A. Jackson
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sorry alex.

but being a non-jew, it really wasn't a part of my culture.  nor was katz's and all of those wonderful places in NYC.  however, i was driving around wondering what to eat today, and a kosher place by my house came to mind, the kosher nosh.  i realized that i needed to try pastrami, and, at the same time, i realized that i was going to like it.

the same has happened to me over the past 10 years with sushi, raw oysters, and blue cheese.  mrs. tommy takes full credit for all of this, btw.  i'm not sure it was all her doing though.  :hmmm:

You really have to make the Katz's pilgrimage now, tommy.

Warning: Katz's Pastrami will make your mouth sing, but may also make you a bit gassy. So take a Zantac first. :wink:

Jon Lurie, aka "jhlurie"

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A friend just brought me back some Katz's from a trip to NY. It was like a slice of heavem - dear god I miss that stuff so much. I may need to give in and mail-order some. Now if only there was a way to get a Grimaldi's pizza out here to me in Seattle...

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