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  • noun Alternative form of pastirma.


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From Armenian բաստուրմա (basturma).


  • Eat some basturma and give your unsuspecting Dearest a deep, deep kiss for a food sex memory that will last a lifetime.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Well, I could eat the basturma without any bread, but where's the fun in that?

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • I wanted to do a piece on basturma, the Armenian ur-coldcut that is to pastrami what a Top Dog Polish is to Oscar Meyer.

    What's my motivation?

  • Real scientist George Muscat introduced Karen and me to basturma some time in the late 80s.

    What's my motivation?

  • The three of us went to Tarver's Deli in Sunnyvale (now closed, I think) and picked up some flat bread, tarama (carp roe), basturma, and a ball of vicious cheese we've never found anywhere else.

    What's my motivation?

  • That way I do not have to deal with who is kneeling where or how an older woman with a wide behind is going to share a narrow, rickety seat with a 17-year-old girl holding on her lap two full-sized shopping bags filled with turnips, potatoes, “basturma”, cabbage, and laundry detergent.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Maybe it's because Sortun spent a lot of time in Turkey, and absorbed the country's cosmopolitan vibe, but her hummus has a tiny bit of butter in it and comes paired with basturma, Turkish air-dried beef - with a weight and a lushness you didn't see coming. Top Stories


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