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How to Cut Paper Thin Slices of Cured Meat (with Pics)

Slicing cured meat wafter thin can be done many different ways. I have experimented with some techniques and gone all-in with specific knives and a decent deli slicer. So I thought I would share some ideas for different cured meats. The harder or more dry style cured meat like prosciutto or coppa, can be quite a challenge. A sharp knife …

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Charcuterie Board Cured Meat Essentials – Images & Ideas

Cured meats are an essential part of a charcuterie board, since this is my passion – I have tried to come up with some unique ideas for you. The creativeness of a charcuterie board is the key to success in my opinion. Here are some hot ideas to make your platter sizzle. I love adding some twists & surprises to …

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50 Examples – Cured Meats, Charcuterie & Salumi of the World

Here are 50 examples of common and some cured meats you might not of heard of. I could have easily written 100 salami variations, but decided to focus on familiar & interesting unique flavors of the meat curing world! Maybe you want to find something for an epic charcuterie board or just want to learn a bit more about various …

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How Much Does a Curing Chamber Cost? $0 or Higher

Curing meat at home can be really easy, here is a breakdown of the different costs and ideas you can use to curing meat at home. I started curing meat a few decades ago, from my experiences, I hope that this quick rundown could give you an indication of what’s possible and maybe some inspiration to give it a go! …

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Does Hot Smoking Preserve Meat? (and Some Preserving Ideas)

When I started hot smoking meat, I did wonder if it had any preserving aspect to it.  I’ve been reading a lot of books on preserving and smoking, so thought I would share the answer, because I couldn’t find it online intially. It seems alot of people make the assumption that smoking is preserving. However, there is a difference between …

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How To Smoke Meat on a Gas Grill – (Pictures & Techniques)

I love my gas BBQ, and over the years I have tried a lot of methods to get the most out of my hot smoking adventures. It’s easy, and I reckon once you get the basics you are going to be hooked! How to Smoke any Meat on a Gas Grill BBQ Salt cure or brine meat Refrigerate and form the pellicle Heat up indirect burners & reach the …

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Homemade Dry Cured Meat – What is it? (with Pictures)

It’s a fascinating world of cured meat, dry cured meat is rather different to other cured meat. I hope this breakdown maybe raise your interest into a fascinated process and an important craft that has helped us humans along the path of history. What is Dry Cured Meat? Cured meat that has had had salt used to preserve it. Using …

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Best Cured Meats for Backpacking & Camping

I take cured meats camping and fishing often, I also love the outdoors. I want to help you see why certain cured meats are perfect for your journeys and adventures. What are the Best Cured Meats for Backpacking & Camping? Biltong Jerky Dry Cured Salami Bier sticks Kransky Speck If you want to learn how to make some dry-cured meat …

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Equipment for Meat Curing Guide – What You Do & Don’t Need

The equipment for curing meats & smoking can be really simple and you may have what you need. It’s a big category and it has morphed into a skill and craft with so many options you can do at home. Will breakdown all the bits and pieces whether you want to dry cure, hot smoke, cold smoke or make healthy …

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Definition of a Charcuterie Board? (Inspiring Pictures)

I wanted to share some inspiration and hopefully explain more about what is a charcuterie board. You see them around restaurants a lot. Many friends love my charcuterie boards, we put a lot of heart and soul into the ones we create. What is the Definition of a Charcuterie Board? The modern definition is a selection of food that offers contrasts, …