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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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Good Smoke Bad Smoke

The April Charcutepalooza challenge is hot smoking, and April 1st is the date that my building officially became non-smoking. I’ve smoked cigarettes on and off for years, and for the last ten years or so I’ve derived less pleasure and … Continue reading

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Best Pancetta Ever

Back in February for the Charcutepalooza challenge, I made several bacons, and at the same time I mixed up a wildly fragrant dry cure including salt, a bit of Muscovado sugar, toasted and crushed black & white peppercorns, fresh thyme, … Continue reading

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Brine + Love = (Rullepølse + Corned Beef + Sunshine)

As March roared in with yet more stormy winter weather, a series of dismaying events occurred.  First, my beloved truck broke down in a decidedly permanent fashion. As a wheelchair-using person who lives rurally, I spend most of the year … Continue reading

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Vermont Salumi

I heard a story recently on Vermont Public Radio about a charcuterie maker named Pete Colman, and being a student of the art myself, and impulsive, I looked up his website and called him to ask if I could come … Continue reading

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Duck Prosciutto

The first project for Charcutepalooza, also known as The Year of Meat, is duck prosciutto.  I was excited to hear this as I’ve been wanting to make it since I read about it in Ruhlman’s and Polcyn’s book Charcuterie.  The … Continue reading

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