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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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Does Salt Pork Go Bad? (Also How to Store it)

People get a little confused about salt pork, it’s preserved but does it go bad? It’s a salt-cured piece of meat, but there are variations of course in how its made. Certain commercial types aren’t made to last (more on this below). I’ve made my own at home and its dead simple to actually produce, all it takes is some …

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Cured Meats Similar to Prosciutto (Cured & Classics)

Depending on where you live in the world, you may or may not be used to the fine delicacy that is cured meats like prosciutto or other dry-cured meat. But, if you are fortunate enough to have tried some before, then you may be looking to expand your repertoire and add in a few new types that you are unfamiliar …

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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 …

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Is Himalayan Pink Salt Good for Curing Meat?

I have used Himalayan pink salt for meat curing, but it seems there’s a bit of confusion about whether it’s a good thing and also actually what it is. This isn’t going to be very scientific (but will have links) but I have done a little bit of research before I have used it in the past for curing various …