From Consumable Craniums to Cucumber-Enclosed Sandwiches

 - Aug 11, 2014
Let's be honest, deli meats are one of the greatest things about living on planet Earth. We live in a place and in an age when you can be sitting in some small town in North America and enjoying the highest-quality jamon serrano imported all the way from Spain. It's beautiful.

The increasingly easy availability of deli meats has resulted in the formulation of a mouthwatering array of dishes that incorporate these delicious cold cuts in some way, shape or form. These range from the traditional to the extremely wacky.

The distinct, marbled appearance of many deli meats has led to them becoming a favorite ingredient when putting together highly decorated edibles -- or highly edible decorations, depending on what way you look at them.