Abeles & Heymann
A & H All Beef Salami 2 lb.
A & H delicious all beef kosher salami 32 oz. is a type of cured sausage consisting of specific cuts of meat. Historically, salami was popular among Southern, Eastern and Central European Jews because it could be stored at room temperature for up to 40 days once cut, supplementing a potentially meager or inconsistent supply of fresh meat.
The word salami in English comes from the plural form of the Italian salame. It is a singular or plural word in English for cured meats of a European (particularly Italian) style. In Romanian, Bulgarian, and Turkish, the word is salam; in Hungarian, it is szalámi; in Czech it is salám while Polish, French, German, and Dutch have the same word as English. The name may be derived from the Latin word salumen.
The word originates from the word sale ("salt") with a termination (-ame) that in Italian indicates a collective noun. Thus, it originally meant "all kinds of salted (meats)". The Italian tradition of cured meats includes several styles, and the word salame soon specifically meant only the most popular kind—a salted and spiced meat, ground and stuffed into an elongated, fibrous casing, then left to undergo natural fermentation and drying for days, months, or even years.