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THE Online Home Made Bacon Making Course

Bacon making at home can be done in many ways, I am putting together an online course that will show you literally every way possible that I know and have learned over 20 years. I’ve noticed online content has a massive variation in how bacon is made, also there is confusion over the ways you make it. Showcasing it has …

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What Meat is Used to Make Salami? (Meats That Are Used)

Making salami can be done with many different types of meat and there are many variations across the world. Salami isn’t just Pepperoni and Genoa! I have been fascinated with salami for a couple of decades and wanted to share what I have learned about commercial and homemade salami types. Salami has to have a minimum amount of fat, commonly …

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What Equipment Do I Need to Make Salami?

The equipment you need to make salami depends on the type of salami you’re aiming to make. I have been making salami for 20 years, with many different techniques and using a whole bunch of different gear. There are some definite tips I want to share that will help you avoid some frustration around producing quality salami. After doing some …

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What is the Difference Between Salami and Ham?

If you love dipping into the charcuterie board, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with salami and ham. Both have so many variations! Since I’ve been passionate about this meat curing topic for decades, I’ve come across a truckload of style. With both often being pork products, they are sometimes used interchangeably. Both add fat and flavor to a dish …

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What Is a Good Substitute for Prosciutto?

If you can’t find prosciutto at your local market, you might be looking for a substitution. I will give a quick breakdown of other options, and mentioned some aspects about why they are good substitutes. Prosciutto is one of the more refined dry-cured meats since it’s often dried and flavors develop over the 9 months to 3+ years it takes …

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Is Bacon a Cured Meat? (Explaining Uncured vs Cured)

Bacon is a cured meat that comes in many different variations, I have made bacon for 20 years and bought and enjoyed many varieties over the years. Bacon is by far considered one of the most popular meat products due to its amazingly robust flavors and versatility of use. But there are some variations and details I want to talk …

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What Can You Use Cured Salt Pork For? (heaps)

Cured salt pork is a common ingredient found in Northeastern dishes of the United States, it’s beginnings may have come from Europe, the Slavic countries call it Salo. But it goes way back many hundres of years ago, potenially thousands. When you consider the Romans were salt curing whole legs of pork. This savory cured meat can work well in …

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Does Prosciutto Go Bad? (Whole & Sliced)

I’ve savored Prosciutto both sliced and whole, often visitors ask whether this preserved dry-cured meat goes bad, so here is the answer. If you’re a fan of cured meats you’re in the right place – my blog eat cured meat is all about the slowest food around! Prosciutto is one of the most popular Italian cured meats used in appetizers …

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What Wine To Pair With Cured Meats?

Nothing goes together quite like wine, cured meats, and cheese. I’ve enjoyed wine for as long as I’ve been making dry-cured meats and cold smoking. The combination of the refreshing spiciness of salami and the buttery deliciousness of an earthy cheese can transport you straight to the Italian countryside. I’ve been making dry-cured meats and other smoked small goods for a few decades …

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Difference Between Salt Pork Vs Pancetta

In the food world, pancetta and salt pork are two popular options for those who want cured meat. If you’re new to this world, you might wonder what sets these two types of meat apart. After all, they can seem similar. I’ve been making both pancetta and salt pork for different culinary treats over the years, but still often it …