Charcutepalooza December: Thank You

And so it goes. Our year of meat has come to a close. For the final Charcutepalooza challenge we were told to show what we learned all year. In Cathy’s own words, do some “showing off” with a celebration. Personally, I think a lot of the Charcutepalooza participants have been showing off all year long—and I
-> Continue reading Charcutepalooza December: Thank You

Charcutepalooza September: Packing: English Meat Pie

Some of these Charcutepalooza posts have been short because of frustration (see stuffing sausage). In this case, this post is on the short side because everything worked out so well and was so darn easy. Either I’m learning to deal with meat mess much better (none in my daughter’s hair this time!) or I’m getting
-> Continue reading Charcutepalooza September: Packing: English Meat Pie

Charcutepalooza August: Binding: trotter terrine

Back to familiar ground for this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge, though it was only my second time working with pig’s feet, so it wasn’t totally familiar. You read that right, pig’s feet, as in euphemistically speaking, trotters. Yes, there are photos of said trotters further down this page. If you don’t want to see severed pig’s
-> Continue reading Charcutepalooza August: Binding: trotter terrine