Category Archives: Charcutepalooza

Salt Pork and Potato Stew

Many people in the United States will read the title and make a face. In this country salt pork has largely devolved to mean a hunk of salty pork fat – something to be avoided. But it wasn’t always this … Continue reading

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Lentil and Rice Soup

It’s comforting to know there’s a pot of soup simmering on the stove along with a loaf of fresh bread. This is especially true when it’s your reward for yet another day of shoveling snow. While this is lentil and … Continue reading

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Chicken proscuitto and Pasta alla carbonara

In our last episode, the evil insane cook had wrapped our heros in cheesecloth and hung them up in the basement to dry. Listen now as the cook’s wife says, “And you’re positive that eating this won’t kill us?” The … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza and Chicken Chili

For the benefit of those unfamiliar with Charcutepalooza, it’s the brain-child of Mrs. Wheelbarrow and Yummy Mummy. The idea is a distributed group learning experience about the craft of curing meat. Each month a new challenge is posted. The challenge for January is duck proscuitto. … Continue reading

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