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Where St. Louis Jews go to find their favorite pastrami

Where St. Louis Jews go to find their favorite pastrami

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished June 13, 2022

Recently we published a culinary investigation into the hotly debated question, "Where does pastrami really come from?" There’s a rumor about the history of pastrami. That it’s from Texas, not New York. The idea has been kicking around since 2015,...

Where does pastrami really come from?

Where does pastrami really come from?

Andrew Silverstein, The ForwardPublished May 11, 2022

There’s a rumor about history of pastrami. That it’s from Texas, not New York. The idea has been kicking around since 2015, first as wild speculation by a New York food critic, then as probable fact by the magazine Texas Monthly. If this controversy...

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