Category Archives: bacon

Post-New Year’s Meat Brunch

Hard to beat Eric’s caption from his facebook post: “Dark and stormy, Scotch eggs, scrapple, fried pig ears, bacon jam, biscuits and pie. How’s your Thursday morning been?” This was no New Year’s Resolution Health Brunch, as you can see. … Continue reading

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Lamb BLT

It’s always nice to find a slab of lamb bacon stashed in the freezer, because when you come across some great tomatoes and italian bread, you’re one step away from a terrific  sandwich.

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Charcutepalooza Wrap-up: Back to Basics

So, coming up with a plan to show off a bit of what I’ve learned this year, I figured I’d go back to the basics. We started this blog a little more than a year ago (just 2 months before Charcutepalooza … Continue reading

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Hot Smoking – the gateway technique

We were very excited when we read about the April Charcutepalooza Challenge. In fact, hot smoking is what got me started in on Charcuterie about 5 years ago. I started out by smoking fresh pork belly, then moved on to … Continue reading

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Digging into Momofuku

This book is awesome. It’s pork-centric, old fashioned Korean food in some ways (which is great), pan-Asian in others (also great), and it takes those traditional culinary roots and expands on them, rather than being bound by them. Did I … Continue reading

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Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon

I was out in Ann Arbor in October for a good friend’s wedding, and with all of the weekend’s events, we actually didn’t make it to Zingerman’s Deli.  We tried.  I know, I know, not hard enough. I’ve been before, … 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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