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
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Charcutepalooza March: Brining: corned beef

One of the quickest and easiest ways to change the flavor of a food is to brine it. Essentially a heavily salted liquid with aromatics, a brine can add flavor to meats and fish, turn vegetables into pickles and, in the case of this month’s Charcutepalooza challenge, alter the profile of beef brisket into the
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Charcutepalooza February: The Salt Cure: bacon & pancetta

Pork belly. I’m going to let those words roll around your tongue for a while. Perhaps I’ll type them again. Pork belly. Beautiful words, yes? Before February’s Charcutepalooza challenge was even announced I had acquired a thick, fatty, gorgeous pork belly from a pasture-raised Berkshire pig. It had been delivered on a Friday morning by
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