nightrose83 (nightrose83) wrote in little_details,
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Regional names for deli meat

Hello folks,

Been looking up names for different meats and am now curious as to what they're called by region. You know, the stuff you get from your deli and put on sandwiches, whether you call them subs, hoagies, po'boys, etc. More specifically, I'm looking for terms used in the following areas (since I have characters from said areas):

New York
London
New Orleans (I'm leaning towards 'cold cuts' since that's what Google seems to be coming up with, though it hasn't been stated explicitly since most regional maps I'm looking at seem to have overlooked it).
California (though character from here was originally born and raised for the first five years in the northeast and tends to stick to northeastern terms because that's what was more commonly used at home and some Californian terms didn't sound 'right' to her. I may have her interchange at times). Edit: Yes, I'm aware a young child in most cases would adapt to where they're moving to and living longest, but this person in particular doesn't and never has gotten along with her peerage and doesn't want to sound like them.

Search terms used:

'What lunch meat is called in New York/California/New Orleans/London'
'Regionalisms for lunch meat'

Wiki also came up with this but was very non-specific:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunch_meat

Any help would be more than appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Edit 3: Thanks for all the help, I have all the answers I need now. :)
Tags: uk: food and drink, uk: london, usa: california, usa: food and drink, usa: louisiana, usa: new york (misc)
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