Charcutepalooza April: Hot Smoking: tasso ham and Canadian bacon

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Another month has passed and it’s time for the fourth Charcutepalooza installment. This time we’re hot smoking (with a little bit of past months’s salt curing and brining thrown in too) and we’re back to all pork using Boston Butt (shoulder) and loin cuts. Once again I turned to Persimmon Provisions for some of my [….]

Chef Matt Jennings Wins Cochon 555 For Third Time

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Once is skill, twice is skill + luck, three times is legend, and Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead / La Laiterie in Providence has taken on some mantle of legend with his third win at tonight’s Cochon 555 event in Boston. Jennings will now go on to the Grand Cochon event at the Food & [….]

Cochon 555 Boston

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On Sunday March 28th the second annual Boston event for Cochon 555 was held at The Liberty Hotel. Last year’s champion from Providence, Rhode Island, Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead, successfully defended his title. Chef Jennings won in a very tight competition against Chef Tony Maws from Craigie on Main, Chef Joseph Margate from Clink., [….]