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Charcutepalooza: The Meat Party and Roundup

I can’t believe it’s been an entire year. Many thanks to Mrs. Wheelbarrow  and Kim Foster, The Yummy Mummy, for organizing this whole beautiful madness and Food 52 for hosting it. And to Jason over at The Messy Epicure for … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Duck Confit

This month’s theme: Stretching. Not like the Spanish Inquisition or Stretch Armstrong, but in a “let’s make this work” sort of way by stretching skills and preservation. For my part,  I decided to go with duck confit. Certainly not my … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Packing – English Pork Pie

Yes, as in Pork Pie hat, you cheeky haberdashers. But this one is edible and you won’t want to wear it on your head. I made a few mistakes with this challenge (like sealing the thing…) but even when my … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: Grinding

Hello, loves. I apologize again for being absent. But you will be happy to know that my thesis was passed by my advisor and my department and, except for the walking across stage bit, I now hold a Master’s degree. … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza: We’re Smokin’

Yeah, you read right.  This month’s challenge was smoking. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous when the challenge was first announced, because I was. Smoking + apartment did not sound like a friendly match to me. I … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Corned Beef

It’s Meat Day again! The most frabjous day of the month! Ok, so it’s a day late, but I’m smack in the middle of writing my Master’s thesis so I’m allowing for a bit of leeway.  Corned Beef is seen … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles

This month’s Charcutepalooza challenge was pickling or brining. While this is not charcuterie, it is brining, so I made these along with the corned beef that is currently brining in the fridge. Bread and Butter pickles are sweet. Different than … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge: Duck Prosciutto

Earlier this month I was educated about this adventure called Charcutepalooza. Essentially it’s a year-long challenge dealing with the art of Charcuterie. All participants, using Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn’s book Charcuterie, will attempt one type of charcuterie each month–from … Continue reading

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