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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:51 AM

During WWII, the three sons of the owner of Katz’s Deli (see the review) served in the armed forces, and the famous Katz’s slogan “Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army” was born. The slogan is as appropriate today as it was during the 1940s. One of Katz’s dried salamis would be a welcome holiday arrival for friends and family serving overseas.

Katz’s dried Kosher salami is a fragrant, garlicky treat. We’ve ordered it many times and have never been disappointed. While they don’t expressly note this on their website, you can specify how dry a salami you’d like. We well remember one year when we asked for the hardest, driest specimen in the house. What we received was so hard it was impervious to our chef’s knives! Lucky for us we had an electric slicer that did the trick nicely. Most of the Katz’s favorites are available through their website, from the legendary pastrami to the famed crunchy knoblewurst, but if you are planning to send something overseas, be aware that the only edibles they send out of the country are dried salamis (and those can only go to military addresses). You can place your orders here.


During my basic training at Fort Knox in 1962, I asked my mother to send me 2 salami's from Katz's. One was for me and, one was for the non-coms. Of course I shared mine with my squad but I have to say, the "dictatorial" non-coms were noticeably nicer to this little "Jew Boy" from New York afterwards.
Posted by Twinwillow on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 12:54 PM

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