Recently there has been a resurgence in pickling, canning and curing at home. The art of charcuterie and salumi is no exception and more people are beginning to try their hand at making their own cured meats and sausage at home.
Charcuterie master Jamie Bissonnette of Toro and Coppa infuses classic Vietnamese flavors such as fish sauce, palm sugar and Thai bird chiles to Italian bologna. The result is a spicy, salty sausage that may become your new sandwich fixture.
Salmon is brined with sugar, salt, and spices; coated with honey and peppercorns; and smoked over apple wood. A great smoking gateway recipe: no special supplies other than wood chips, no special equipment, and only an hour or so on the grill.
I have never been a fan of ham. Spiral-sliced, country-style, Black Forest,...doesn't much matter. My take away is almost always . Being the type that always likes to DIY, I tinkered with my version of ham until it came out positively addictive