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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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Why is Salami Not Refrigerated?

It can serve as a delicious treat, but why is salami not refrigerated – it’s meat isn’t it?! There is a little bit more to it, since some salami can be salt preserved and dried rather then cooked. I’ve made both at home, and on this site are all the tails of salami and charcuterie adventure! Well kinda. After reading …

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Cured Meats That Are Not Pork (Some Ideas and Inspiration)

When many people hear “cured meats”, they first associate this with pork – but there are many cured meats that are not pork. Likely, if you are looking at preparing a charcuterie board, you will be well versed in your search for cured meats. But, with many of them being pork-based, you might want to change things up. This might …

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Is Salt Pork Belly Easy to Cook? (& What to Do With It)

Salt pork belly adds incomparable flavor, but is it easy to cook, and what do you do with it? I’ve made all types of cured meats, and salt pork definitely falls into this category too. And all you need really is salt + pork. Salt pork belly is a delicious option to add to many dishes. Its cultural infusion into …

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Is Salami Charcuterie? (Where does Salami Fit in?)

Of the many things to put on a charcuterie board, salami is one, but does it fall in the category of charcuterie? Charcuterie boards have been steadily rising in popularity from dining around a friend’s kitchen island with a glass of wine in hand to residing on global restaurant menus. With popularity increases the curiosity about which meats are considered …

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How Long Does Cut or Whole Salami Last?

Salami is something that is ‘cured’ but how long it last does vary quite a bit, I’m going to go over all I have discovered about this ancient craft over the years. Delving into the world of cured meats, it would be realistic to imagine that these items tend to last longer than their fresh counterparts, especially how long salami …

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Is Salami Considered Protein?

Salami is a crafted product that sometimes gets put under a shroud of mystery, so I wanted to talk about what level of protein is in salami. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have learnt how to make salami at home and have toured the world exploring the contrasts of flavors and types – dry cured salami has been a passion …

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Is Salami Considered Keto? (like Keto-friendly?)

When it comes to Keto-friendly, I wanted to go over the relevance of whether salami falls into that category. Deli meats have changed the world for good, or for better even. They are able to turn a bland sandwich into the world’s greatest culinary masterpiece, they are the cornerstone of charcuterie board (antipasto or salumi boards). How exactly then does …

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How To Make Salami (Intro & Overview)

I really wanted to do a full post on how to make salami, a complete introduction, a rundown of the equipment, and dry curing techniques. Salami has a ton of interpretations and variations, and by no means do I consider myself an expert of all the styles across the world (European, Asian, Modern). But after making and savoring dry-cured meats …