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Which Deli Slicer for Jerky? (That produces the goods!)

Which is the best deli slicer to use for slicing up your jerky, well here are some ideas I put together. When looking to prepare your own jerky at home, you might opt for a device designated specifically for this task. But, if you are looking to use your expertise in meat preparation outside of just jerky, then you might …

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Is Cured Ham Considered Processed Meat?

Cured ham is delicious, but is it considered processed meat like the rest of them. Perhaps your mind has wandered into a random search, or maybe you are looking for healthy alternatives for your family to consume on your everyday sandwich. Ham has many variations as well, but since it’s a cured product, this site is all about all the …

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Cured Meat vs. Processed Meat (Insights and Links)

Is there a difference between cured meat versus processed meat? Since this site is all about cured meats, I’ve dived in deep to what is the differences and some misinformation that exists around the interweb too. Looking closer at how meat is prepared, you can begin to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into the process. It’s not like following a …

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How Much Does a Deli Slicer Weigh? (Weight Means A lot)

Deli slicers are handy, but what I have found it, for my application weight has a big impact. If you have ever been to the deli, then you have likely stood fascinated at how quickly and easily the deli slicer is able to slice through a large cut of meat. You might want to bring this device into your kitchen …

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What Cured Meat for a Classic Antipasto Platter?

If you are preparing a classic antipasto platter, there are certain cured meats that are classic and others that are highly recommended! I mix the traditional and the modern, so whether I’m making my own charcuterie cured meats or buying them. There are a few of special mention that need elaboration! Whether you are preparing dinner or an appetizer for …

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Which Charcuterie Meats Do Not have Nitrates?

Charcuterie meats are delicious, but which of them do not have nitrates – since I use nitrates personally when I make some aspects of charcuterie. I’ve done a fair amount of research all over the world about this. If you are looking to prepare a delicious charcuterie board, your taste buds are probably already dancing and rejoicing. Though charcuterie meats …

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History of Preserving Meats (Cured Meats)

While the concept of preserving meat might seem relatively straightforward, the history of this process is anything but. As you’re going to learn in this article, it spans thousands of years, many different cultures, and quite a few meat preservation methods. I’ve gone blown away by the depth of cured meats, as much as this site is all about sharing …

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Difference Between Cured Meat vs. Smoked Meat

Cured meat and smoked meats cross over in some ways but are also different, let’s look at both in detail. While both methods offer their own unique advantages (and flavors) to meat, curing vs.smoking meat has unique properties that make them quite distinct from one another. I’ve been keen on all types for year like dry cured meats made in …

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Who Invented Charcuterie? (Also Modern vs Traditional)

Charcuterie has become rather popular throughout the world, but who invented it? Traditionally composed of assorted meats and cheeses with modern twists incorporating everything from bread and fruits to dessert boards, charcuterie has certainly transformed over time. Even over the years of writing this blog about charcuterie, salumi and cured meats – I’ve notice the interpretation of charcuterie. But, with …

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20 Ideas for a Charcuterie Board Without Meat

Creating a charcuterie board without meat will require creative ideas, so it isn’t all about meat and I wanted to share. Though charcuterie comes from the French practice of serving cured and cooked meats (among other goods) on a beautifully displayed platter, more and more options are rising to the surface. It can take a bit of creativity to think …