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RIDEANDSLIDEFOOD

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Deli Lunch Meats Sat, 08/5/06 12:39 PM (permalink)
Hey All

How long can you keep deli lunch meat in the freg. at home safely. I have proplely thrown out a lot of good stuff. Whats your opinion?

Thanks Jim
 
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    namret

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    RE: Deli Lunch Meats Mon, 08/7/06 7:45 AM (permalink)
    Try a FoodSaver vacuum device. You'll never waste your deli meats again!
     
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      ann peeples

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      RE: Deli Lunch Meats Mon, 08/7/06 8:17 AM (permalink)
      I used to run delis for years, and it really depends on the temperature of your refrigerator, along with a good container as suggested.Most deli meats have water added, so sometimes this can appear as "slime" on the meat after a couple days.This does not mean it has gone bad.Trust your nose and of course your eye sight.
       
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        UncleVic

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        RE: Deli Lunch Meats Mon, 08/7/06 3:15 PM (permalink)
        Yup.. And turkey always seems to be the first one to slime.. (and go bad for that matter)..
         
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          Jimeats

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          RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 8:05 AM (permalink)
          I've had pretty good luck with wrapping mine in dampend cheese cloth, then putting it in a tupperware type container. The cheese I always wrap with saran wrap. It always has baffeld me how quickly salami,or suprosatta and other cured meats will start to turn after slicing. Chow Jim
           
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            roadrash

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            RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 9:39 AM (permalink)
            Eat faster or vacuum seal it - that's the only way!

            BTW, unless you can find better local meat, I think Boar's Head is clearly head and shoulders above other lynchmeat brands.
             
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              ann peeples

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              RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 9:56 AM (permalink)
              Have to agree with roadrash-Boars Head is by far the best!
               
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                Jimeats

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                RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 10:28 AM (permalink)
                Fortunatley I live in an area with very good Italian delis. I can buy good imported cold cuts for much less than what Boars head charges and overall it's a better product. Chow Jim
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 10:46 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Jimeats

                  Fortunatley I live in an area with very good Italian delis. I can buy good imported cold cuts for much less than what Boars head charges and overall it's a better product. Chow Jim

                  There are a couple of Boar's Head products I like, in addition to the natural casing hotdogs and the kielbasa. But I get my Genoa Salami,capacolla. mortadella and a few other things at my local Italian market. The imported meats are defintely less expensive than the Boar's Head.
                   
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                    roadrash

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                    RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 12:23 PM (permalink)
                    Yeah, IF you can find a good mom and pop deli, they will generally have the freshest and best deli meats. But that's a big "if". For many of us, limited by the constraints of work and family life and the very real possibility that there is no decent deli within hundreds of miles, lunchmeat purchases tend to be made at the Kroger or Piggly Wiggly or...well...whatever grocery store we happen to have nearby. Fortunately in my case, there are several nearby which carry Boar's Head. Is it expensive? You betcha. Is it worth it? Probably not, but...the step down to the store brand lunchmeats is so steep and precipitous, I'll pay the extra.
                     
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                      bxfinest

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                      RE: Deli Lunch Meats Tue, 08/8/06 6:02 PM (permalink)
                      In NYC just about every bodega(corner store) has a deli inside and they all carry Boars head products.
                       
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                        jimbolou

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                        RE: Deli Lunch Meats Sat, 12/2/06 11:03 PM (permalink)
                        You have to try Dietz & Watson deli meats hands down the best you can get anywhere. Try their London Broil Roast beef or Buffalo Chicken breast. Delicious.
                         
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