National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day is observed next on Tuesday, January 14th, 2025 (276 days from today).

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There is nothing like the deliciousness of Pastrami bread.  Long considered an icon of classic Jewish New York deli, this delicious gift has made it world-famous.  You're lucky!  National Pastrami Day is January 14th and our mouths are watering just thinking about how we will celebrate.

History of Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Pastrami is a very popular meat product, originating from Jewish communities in Romania.  Pastrami comes from the Romanian word 'pastrama', a derivative of the word 'pastra', which indicates that the food has been preserved or kept.

Usually made from beef, pasta originated as a means of keeping meat longer in the days before refrigerators became common.  The raw meat is soaked in brine and then partially dried before seasoning is added to the rich flavor.  The meat is then smoked and steamed before being served on a plate in front of hungry diners.

Pastrami became famous around the world due to migration and it is now a staple on the menus of trendy cafes, traditional sandwich shops, gourmet eateries and street eateries.  The first hot pastrami sandwich was made by the kosher butcher, Sussman Volk in 1887.

The classic hot pastrami sandwich consists of meat, bread, mustard, and pickles. Over the years, many people have tried to experiment with their own versions, adding and subtracting ingredients for more flavor or a little creativity.  Pastrami is found in a number of dishes, but the traditional hot pastrami is by far the most commonly used.

It's no secret that sizzling pastrami sandwiches are something of a hit (just ask Joey Tribbiani), so it's no wonder that hundreds of foodies look forward to the arrival of Cake Day.

How to celebrate Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

There's no better way to celebrate Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day than with a hearty sandwich of your own.  Redo the recipe and throw a party at home for friends and pasta lovers, order a novel at work for lunch or reserve a table at one of the top pasta bakeries in the local area and let an expert cook for you.

Whatever the day turns out, make sure this much-loved meat product is the star of the show.  Pastrami is a popular crowd-pleasing artist with a global following, so why not reach out to a wider fan base and share photos, recipes and recommendations via social media and forums?


National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day has been observed annually on January 14th.


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