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Salami’s Sour and Tangy Taste Explained

The sour flavor that is quite common in salami most people are pretty familiar with, I will share what I know about where it comes from. I make salami at home, and it is a process sometimes where there is a fermentation stage and a drying stage. Having met a bunch of small and large salami producers, I’ve gained some …

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What is Salami Made of? (Commercial & Artisan)

Salami can be made of quality ingredients or additives to drive its profitability of it and make it a high-volume product. Making salami at home as well as buying it commercially, I want to contrast the ingredients and flavors. Readings textbooks about salami making and meat science have opened my eyes to some of the processes that are used in …

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What is Epic and Delicious Salami for Pizza? (& Bits About Salami)

Picking the best salami for pizza, of course, comes down to your personal preference. But I can give a few quick ideas around what works best for most people after making and buying a truck ton of pizza! Being a complete salami fanatic who buys and makes salami, I can give more depth to the topic. This site is all …

Cured Meat & Nitrates (Research Summary)

I am not here to debate whether or not nitrates should be used, it’s up to you to decide. All I can do is say what I do and what I’ve learned. There is a food scientist blogger who put together a very decent science-based post on nitrates/nitrites and cured/processed meats, it’s worth a read.  Here is a link to a recent …