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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, …

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How to Hot Smoke Fish (Pictures,Techniques & Temperature)

There are some key points when hot smoking fish, with a few techniques and temperatures you can use. Hopefully, I can share some of the successes I have had over the years. We will also talk about the different equipment for hot smoking, you can use. To say I love smoked fish is a super understatement. More often than not …

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Difference between Salami and Salumi – Definitive Guide

The Italian cured meats topic is massive, from living & visiting Italy – my studies of the traditional aspects have been up close and personal. Even venturing to Norca, supposedly the beginnings of salumi and dry-cured meat in Italy. From studying classic Italian meat curing for decades, here is a complete breakdown of the traditional Italian cured meat world. You …

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How to Form a Pellicle on Smoked Meat (Salmon & Bacon)

Here is a quick guide about the pellicle, and why it helps when smoking meat. I’ve been meat smoking for decades and have always been looking for helpful traditional & new techniques. I love smoking all kinds of meat, including store-bought, farmed & wild meat. I have learned how important a pellicle is for smoked meat. This easy guide will …