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Festa di Salumi – Lamb Prosciutto with Garlic

I’ve said before that I’m lucky to know Cindy Wolf and Kelly O’Neill of Sheep Improvement, who raise terrific lamb, grass-fed beef, and big furry guard dogs.  They sell their lamb and beef at farmer’s markets around southeast Minnesota and … Continue reading

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a little sewing: culatello step 2

My regular readers know that I have been known to do a little sewing from time to time, and my current sewing student knows I know how to do a few stitches by hand.  This morning, I got out two … Continue reading

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the Salumi adventure begins – culatello step 1

I had anxiously awaited the arrival of my copy of Ruhlman and Polcyn’s latest book, Salumi.  As I have been dreaming of dry curing my own prosciutto, the idea of getting the word from my “mentors” in charcuterie for best … Continue reading

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Salumi Startup

Here is a collection of my acquisitions this fall, in preparation for meat curing.  I got a Frigidaire 42 bottle wine fridge, a hygrometer, Salumi, Ruhlman & Polcyn’s new book, a skin-on ham (for practice), and a boned lamb leg … Continue reading

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I Dream of Cured Meat

As I have been perusing my new copy of Salumi, by Ruhlman & Polcyn, I have been preparing for this year’s meat curing.  As you may or may not know, I enjoy the process of making sausages, and home cured … Continue reading

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