Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Spring is finally here! In my hous that means it's time to cure up a smoked ham. Black ham is cured with cane syrup or molasses which turns the crust black from caramelization during smoking.
If you love pastrami and corned beef then you need to try this recipe. Making pastrami with beef heart is not only simple - it's delicious. Follow this step by step guide to make your own at home!
Corn your own beef for a St. Paddy's Day feast, or pair it with homemade sauerkraut for the best reuben ever.
Like bacon? Brace yourself for Sichuan bacon. Your BLT will never be the same.
Bye, bye, butcher: You can make fresh sausage at home -- with no special equipment. With recipes for chorizo, merguez and British bangers.
For what you pay for a few paltry slices of lox on your morning bagel, you can make your own cured salmon at home. Once you've made your own, you'll be hooked.
Homemade cured salmon (lox) is easy to make, and is about half the cost of store-bought lox. Homemade lox is also free from nitrite preservatives. This recipe uses smoked salt to approximate the flavor of smoked lox.
Tea Smoked Trout: brined and smoked. So easy to do at home and super yummy.
Beef jerky makes a delicious, portable, protein rich snack that can easily and inexpensively be made at home. Here's a recipe with three variations to ensure safety.
You can make a "prosciutto" out of duck breasts in your own home, in about a week. All it takes is salt and time.