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Dec 3, 2010 06:35 AM

Pastrami: Boar's Head or PrimoTaglio

I haven't got a deli anywhere nearby (like 2,700 miles) so my choices for pastrami are Boar's Head or Primo Taglio from either of two grocery stores (at about $12/pound). Any Chowhound opinions about which is better? And no, I can't make it myself. I live in a condo and don't have access to a smoker.

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  1. Boar's Head. It's my "go to" when I can't get to my deli.

    Primo Taglio is Safeway's store brand. It's perfectly edible and will do in a pinch, but all else being equal, I would buy the Board's Head.

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    1. re: DoobieWah

      +1. I remember when Von's/Safeway couldn't come to an agreement with Boar's Head and decided to create their own line. After a few tries, I wasn't happy with the quality.