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?
For the final challenge, I pulled out all the stops for an Iberian feast: Spanish cured meats, salt cod croquetas, paella with home-cured chorizo, and bacon in two desserts.
Savory, tender, and moist home made sausages flavored with cheddar, sage, and cherry for charcutepalooza.
A few tips about stuffing sausage into casings.
Using home made apple wood smoked bacon in beet greens and smoking bacon at home.
A breakfast entirely made from scratch.
February Charcutepalooza Challenge: Home Cured Bacon and Pancetta
Homemade duck prosciutto for January's Charcutepalooza challenge.