Today, January 14th, is National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day.
Pastrami is a type of meat that was first introduced into the U.S. by Jews from Romania in the late 19th century, and was originally called pastrama. The name originates from Turkish meaning pressed meat.
Usually made from beef, the meat can also be made from turkey, mutton or pork. When raw the meat is brined (brine is salt water), then partially dried and seasoned with herbs and spices before being smoked and then steamed. The meat is common in delis and is normally sliced thinly.
A hot pastrami sandwich is a sandwich containing pastrami that is eaten hot. Pretty much what the name suggests.