COLD CUT PLATTERS

This is another reply I wrote to a question from a subscriber:
What is the origin of the Cold Cut Platter?

cold cut platters, origin: My best guess is that it has its origins in the Italian antipasto, which can include cured and smoked meats - and was adopted (both the word and the style) in England as long ago as the late 16th century.

'The first mess [course], or antepast as they call it, is some fine meat to urge them to have an appetite'

 

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