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How to Make the Best Bacon – (Calculator & Guide)

Being a huge bacon lover I’ve tried quite a few techniques and styles on how to make bacon at home. I have showcased below the accurate way to get the right amount of salt to match your taste which I’ll highlight below. Dry-cured or wet cured, un-smoked or smoked, here is a page that has all my successes and learnings …

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The Old & New Methods of Curing Meat with Salt

The different methods for curing meat with salt goes back thousands of years. Although the methods have been refined over the years the basics are still the same. Dry curing and smoking meat has taught me a lot about the powers of salt. So I did a bit more research about the history and summarized the information below. Methods of …

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How To Build a Curing Chamber for Dry Cured Meat

I researched a fair bit before starting my dry-cured charcuterie meat project many years ago, it isn’t that complicated and nowadays there are plug & play options too. I want to share with you the discovery of this fascinating world of dry-cured meats. Salumi, the classic Italian category is really only one (BIG) area. Cured meats have been necessary to …

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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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How to Cure Meat in a Normal Fridge (Guide & Pictures)

A quick search and it seems no one has given a straight answer about how to create charcuterie in an unmodified fridge. Definitely can be done, and I do it often. So I hope this helps anyone interested. Good things take time they say, it is very true if you want to make your own Charcuterie & cured meat! (but …

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Which Salt for Meat Curing? Quick & Dry Curing or Smoking

There is salt and there is curing salt, I hope to help explain which salt is for which application in this post. When I started meat curing and had never heard of prague powder, pink curing salt, instacure, and many others. Now, I thought it would be useful for others to know what I have learned. It makes bacon taste …

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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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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 …