- From Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastrama. That word is probably from Turkish pastırma, a variation of bastırma, "dried meat", from root *bas-, to press; the other possible origin of the Romanian word is the Greek παστώνω (pastono, "I salt"), from Ancient Greek παστός (pastos, "sprinkled with salt", "salted"). The English spelling ending in -mi is probably from the influence of salami. (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish pastrame, from Romanian pastramă, from păstra, to preserve, from Vulgar Latin *parsitāre, to spare, save, from parsus, past participle of Latin parcere, to be thrifty with. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Serve with a big honkin 'pastrami sandwich on rye, easy on the mustard.”
“They don't exclude anybody and the pastrami is better.”
“The pastrami is a pretty low quality (i.e. you get what you pay for)”
“The pastrami is great, and they put it on a roll with a lot of olives and onions and relish.”
“While Carnegie is a tourist trap, Katz's is still a worthwhile visit for the pastrami, which is of a quality unmatched by anywhere else in Manhattan.”
“The pastrami was a little on the dry side, I put some regular yellow mustard to add some moisture, and was sort of lukewarm.”
“The pastrami is a bit too salty and I would've gotten a heart attack if I tried to eat the full sandwich.”
“Naturally, with a name that includes pastrami, that is most diners 'reason for stopping here in the first place.”
“But the highlight of the dish for me was the "pastrami", which was shaved and dehydrated crispy foie gras, enhanced with pastrami spices.”
“Paula Jakubchak with Mobile Meals said New York-style hot dogs and deli-type foods such as pastrami and potato salad will be available in the sports bar.”
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