Ciccioli is Italy's version of the French charcuterie confection rillettes. Traditionally made from the 'leftover bits' - ciccioli is a terrific creation which incorporates lush, fatty pork with crispy pig skin, white wine and a bit of chili flake.
Veg*ns avert your eyes! On day four, we finally met our pig, and made it into salame, salsiccia, cotechino, pancetta, guanciale, strutto, ciccioli and fegatelli. And, I am confronted with a cosmic conundrum. (Warning: Graphic images of pig butchery.)