Tag Archives: charcutepalooza

Spicy Bright Birthday Balls

Each December my family celebrates my birthday by getting our Jule-cozy on with a Sunday visit to the Solstice & Christmas revels in Hanover, and then we head over to enjoy dinner at my favorite local restaurant, West Lebanon’s Yama. … Continue reading

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Have Feast, Will Travel

I recently asked a group of friends to help me pin down a secular, psychological, or philosophical equivalent to the term `grace’ as it is sometimes used in a religious context, describing the experience in which a person feels that … Continue reading

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A Picnic with Walter

The elements which produce a well-cured bit of charcuterie are straightforward:  really great meat, salt, and time. It sounds simple, and honestly it is, but the loving and obsessive details –the herb and spice choices, the long close scrutiny, the … Continue reading

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Everything Is Just Ducky

Okay, not really. This month my Charcutepalooza projects have been all about how good food –dreaming it up, cooking it, talking about it with friends, sharing it with friends and family, and (not least) eating it– sustains the spirit as … Continue reading

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Gala Pork Pie, Oh My!

Despite having been born in England, I had never tasted even a modest shop-bought pork pie, much less the festive Gala Pie. I had seen mention of these savory meat pies in books, had re-wound a few British television programs … Continue reading

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Hot Dog Days of Summer

I’m from Denmark, and in Denmark we really love our hot dogs. There are pølsevogn –mobile hot dog stands– sprinkled around in cities and big and small towns. My old favorite used to be two reds with two rolls on … Continue reading

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Merguez: Sausages & Stories

The June Charcutepalooza challenge involves stuffing ones choice of sausage forcemeat into casings, and I’ve chosen to make merguez since I have an inordinate fondness for the strong taste of mutton, particularly when it is combined with the richly spicy … Continue reading

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