Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cooking More Books

So many cookbooks were published this year that I couldn’t pick just one or two to list as favorites, but I was able to narrow down the list to about a dozen. Here’s what I have been reading and cooking … Continue reading

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Cut and Dried (Charcutepalooza Slight Return)

When we last visited the Cabinet of Doctor Charcuterie, I still had bresaola and lonzino curing in it that were not quite ready to eat. By Saturday, ten days later, however, they had both lost 35 percent of their weight … Continue reading

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Duck, Duck, Goose (Charcutepalooza Challenge 12)

Much to my surprise, my last Charcutepalooza post was selected by Food 52 as one of the ten best posts for the November challenge. I’m honored that my chronicles of near disaster were considered worthy of their attention. I had … Continue reading

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The Cabinet of Doctor Charcuterie (Charcutepalooza Challenge 11)

The November Charcutepalooza challenge was about curing, which included my old nemesis – salami – as an apprentice challenge. When I saw that lardo – which I had made¬†successfully the first time I tried – was an advanced challenge, I … Continue reading

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