The dinner blew my guests away. It also told a story. The photos made it, barely. And the charcutepalooza experience was an initiation ritual, taking me from mere observer into a new world of meaty knowledge and appreciation.
Thanks to Charcutepalooza, I am now eating some bacon and guanciale. We ate them with oysters and pasta, albeit separately. Meals come together quickly and simply when there's a little cured meat in the house!