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Denmark is the damn capital of this, how comes there's no honorable mention? I'd advise someone to check out Danish Smørrebrød. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:59, 22 February 2016 (UTC)


Cold cuts are not exclusively found on supermarket shelves, as the article implies. In fact, you can make your own (from animals) and skip the nitrates if you'd like. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)


I think we can merge this page with deli meat. A combined page for both could add information to each. Anyone else agree? Wyldphyre 04:55, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree with merging. As a side comment, clicking "Roast Turkey" on this page links people to the country Turkey instead of Turkey (bird). Sorry, I don't know how to fix that. {Bob}

Can I argue that the title of this article should be "Deli Meats" and not "Cold cut"? Until I saw this article I had never heard the term "cold cut" and had someone said this term to me I would have to enquire as to what they where referring to. I don't really refer to them as "Deli meat" ether but if someone said that to me I would have at least got the idea of what they where talking about. I'm guessing that the term "cold cut" is perhaps an American term? Just a suggestion anyway. (talk) 14:54, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
I agree, the term "cold cut" is something that i occasionally hear from imported amercian tv programmes, it's not something that had ever come up in normal english conversation, hence my need to come here and look it up. (talk) 13:03, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
I am an American (fiftysomething, living in the Midwest) and have often heard the term; I came to this article hoping to learn the origin of the phrase. Guess I'll look elsewhere.Beamjockey (talk) 12:55, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

I, the Mighty Obbop, star of neither stage nor screen, a Disgruntled Old Coot who has survived for over one-half century within the declining once-sovereign engaged-in-class-warfare USA, recalls hearing the term "cold cuts" now-and-then back in the 1960s but it seems that use of that term has faded and I seldom hear it used anymore. Perhaps, as with many terms, there are parts of the USA where the term is embedded and still used. Note the regional variances in sandwich naming; hero, sub, hoagy, poor boy and a horde of other names that often label sandwiches with little to no differences between them. Okay.... ignore generalities and bellow out a known exception you are aware of but that exception that is true for you may not exist with another person living a mere 30 miles away. (talk) 18:34, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Although I've lived the majority of my life in the Great Lakes region (mainly Chicago and Cleveland) I've also lived in the South, and the East Coast... and I've heard 'em called 'cold cuts' every place I've been, as well as 'deli meat' and 'lunch or luncheon meat'. It makes no more sense to change the article title to any of those or any other possible name -- because someone would inevitably come around and argue 'why not call the article cold cuts?'. Ryecatcher773 (talk) 04:42, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

I`ve never heard of Cold cut, I agree we should change it to "Deli Meats" or Cold meat.Marian Dan (talk) 15:03, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Citing high Fat and Sodium[edit]

I believe that a citation is in order for the high fat and sodium content of cold cuts, since most deli-prepared, non-prepackaged cold cuts are just normal cuts of meat, and have no substantially different fat or sodium content than normal. A distinction should be made between freshly prepared deli cold cuts, and pre-packaged, typically preserved cold cuts. 09:46, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I can't imagine it makes much difference, most of these meats are cured/smoked/salted, many are made with added fat(sausages), they're high in fat and sodium regardless of whether you buy them cut to order or pre-packed. (talk) 13:01, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

This is true. Companies that make cold cuts now offer lower-sodium products. The difference is like 10 times less! Fluous (talk) 06:14, 17 March 2013 (UTC)


Cold cuts are cheeses or precooked meat [...] served cold on, this is not the case, SPAM being made from cuts of pork and ham and not mechanically reclaimed meats. I challenge anyone to find a citation to show that SPAM is made in the same way, with the same 'cuts' of meat, as (pork) luncheon meat. (SouthernElectric 15:03, 28 September 2007 (UTC))

Gallup Poll[edit]

i dont see how a 'narrow' victory can also be have a 'whopping' majority of the vote. but more pressing, is that i cant find any reference to this Gallup poll anywhere but here on the Wiki page, and on a blog post; that's all Google turns up. i searched and nothing pops up using their search function. fishy, given the fact the paragraph is entirely promotional, and probably should be removed on that grounds anyway; they may or may not have have 'won' a poll, bu that doesnt make them notable. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Abcbe (talkcontribs) 09:02, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

North American term?[edit]

Cold cuts is not an north american term. 1. Most of the stuff on the list have its orgin in europe(germany, italy etc) 2. Doesn't north america include mexico? Do they use "cold cuts", and what about english speaking countries not in america? 3. Some non-English speaking countries use the term in their own language. In sweden it's called kallskuret(cold-cutted) and in germany Aufschnitt(on-cut/cut-open?) (talk) 11:23, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

In English - cold cuts is an American English term; they are usually referred to as sliced meats or cold meats in British English for example.-- (talk) 17:34, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

It's a regionalism even IN American English. It sounds terribly pretentious or old-fashioned to me (I say "lunch meat").

TERRIBLY PRETENTIOUS?!? Key-rist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:26, 21 February 2013 (UTC)


How long can they be kept? Imagine Reason (talk) 22:09, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Also think that would be good to add. This page is next to useless. -- (talk) 19:29, 16 February 2011 (UTC)


Would it be too much, to link this page to sodium nitrate? Perhaps p[eople would like to know what they are consuming —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:30, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

I agree, there's virtually no useful information on this page. -- (talk) 19:28, 16 February 2011 (UTC)