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?
writer, blogger, recipe developer. sausage & bacon maker. I bike in skirts & cure & smoke meat. New Englander living in TX.
Easy duck rillettes made with the remnants of confit. Flavored with garlic and aromatic spices.
One meal to Ruhl(man) them all. My final Charcutepalooza challenge was a Polish-inspired meal of bigos (hunter's stew) and pierogies filled with duck confit, mashed potatoes, and caramelized onions.
Buying a duck whole is a bargain. You can butcher it yourself and render more than enough fat to make homemade duck confit.
Charcutepalooza dry curing challenge: the kabanosy were a bust, but the lardo was fantastic and easy to make!
Homemade kielbasa-style sausages made with wild game.
Making homemade mustard is easy, rewarding, and fun.
Homemade bacon is so much better than anything you'll buy at the store, and it's easy to make!
Chicken galantine is a truly refined French creation that stretches a small chicken into a meal that can feed 6 to 8 people.
Homemade chicken sausages inspired by Hatch chile season.
Crème fraiche is so simple to make at home using heavy cream and a little buttermilk.