Sure, you can go into just about any deli and buy a pastrami sandwich. We challenge you to make your own. Not just the sandwich, but the whole pastrami. That’s right, cure your own pastrami. It’s actually pretty simple. And very impressive. Come on, what are you waiting for? Follow these simple steps, and for more info on DIY cured meats check out The Art of Charcuterie by The Culinary Institute of America and John Kowalski.

You can read it while you enjoy your homemade pastrami sliced thin on rye bread with grainy mustard. The way pastrami was meant to be.