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[Chris and Vicki Deane own Deane's Market and Deli, located at 500 S. Third St.,Geneva, not far from the train station.]
GENEVA – Home-cooked flavor is the forte at Deane's Market and Deli, about to celebrate its second anniversary in downtown Geneva, where it features sandwiches, soups and salads as well as heat-and-serve meals, gifts and accessories.
Just about everything is prepared in-house including the pastrami, said Chris Deane, who co-owns the venture with his wife at 500 S. Third St., a spacious and inviting location just north of the train station.
"It's fresh, from-scratch cooking," Deane said. "You can be comfortable knowing there are no additives, preservatives [or] things you wouldn't put in your own food if you were making it at home. We roast all our meats in-house – roast beef, turkey, chicken."
He said they don't use any processed meats with the exception of bacon. Deane once worked in an Italian butcher shop, and it's from there he acquired a recipe for his porchetta sandwich made from pork loin infused with roasted garlic, fennel and herbs.
In the freezer are take-home dishes including a chicken pot pie that is the culmination of a three-day process. It starts by roasting the chicken, pulling off the meat and using the bones to make chicken stock for the gravy used in the pot pie, which is topped with a chive biscuit dough.