Author Archives: Paul

About Paul

Math Teacher at Fountain Valley School of Colorado. General food lover.


I was really excited about making headcheese this month for Charcutepalooza. Having never made it nor had it before, this was totally new territory. Add that to the fact that I kind of like making and eating things that others … Continue reading

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Fried Chicken for Memorial Day

As Scott posted back in January, Ideas in Food by Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot is a brilliant new food manual/cookbook that everyone should check out. What I love about their approach is that they do crazy, fancy, technical stuff … Continue reading

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Brown Butter Bourbon Maple Bacon Ice Cream

The Charcutepalooza Challenge for February is salt cured PORK BELLY. While we did not qualify in the advanced category by making pancetta or guanciale this month, we tried to take it to the next level in a different way… Bacon … Continue reading

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I am really excited about this post because the cold smoker is up and running as of 1pm today. My friend Ken and I have been talking about this forever, and last weekend we made the trip to Lowe’s for … Continue reading

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Hard Cider 11/8

I’m new to this blogging thing, so I’ll kick it off with a short one. My brother, Scott, collaborator/lead guru on this blog project, sent this link from The Paupered Chef around for making easy homemade hard cider. I’m not … Continue reading

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