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One more Boston experience...chipped meat?

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One more Boston experience...chipped meat?

Sandie | Aug 22, 2005 06:54 PM

One more funny Boston food experience. Our hotel was in Andover, The Staybridge Suites, a great hotel for families but way to far from the city. The hotel sent us to The Bread Basket for groceries, the name sounded charming but the store was not. I was on line at the deli for some meats and when my turn came and I asked for turkey, the girl asked if I wanted it “chipped” or something else, I could not catch the something else. Well I had NO idea what she was talking about, I said excuse me and she repeated it and I still had no idea! I felt like I was in a foreign country standing there with a blank look on my face after the third time I said “regular?”, she rolled her eyes and went ahead and sliced it. Someone came after me and ordered her meat ‘chipped’ so I finally figured it out! It’s so interested how simple things like deli meats are served so differently in various parts of the country! I know this is a silly question but is there an advantage to getting it ‘chipped’? Is it more tender that way? Or do you simply get more bulk for the pound? I’ve never seen deli meat chipped.

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