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Fun with Wieners, or Charcutepalooza Challenge 6

I want to go on record as having decided to make hot dogs weeks before some idiot named Wiener thought he could lie about how Twitter worked. He should have “The Internet is Forever” tattooed backwards across his chest like … Continue reading

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Paella with Chorizo and Chicken

As I have mentioned previously, The New York Times 60-MInute Gourmet was my go-to cookbook for years. In my recently rediscovered copy, on a heavily stained page 170, is a recipe for paella, a dish I had never tasted before … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza Challenge 5: Cold-Smoked Chorizo

If the Sixth Annual Birthday Dinner (the reporting on which will continue this week) wasn’t enough to keep me busy in the kitchen, I had the May Charcutepalooza challenge to complete as well. I had already figured out meat grinding … Continue reading

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Je Me Souviens de la Viande Fumée

We’re only five months into the year-long series of Charcutepalooza challenges, and I have already developed a history of cooking and writing about the subject of a challenge months before it is announced. Bacon? Duck prosciutto? Been there, done that, … Continue reading

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Breakfast of Champions

Making Eggs Benedict was one of my sure-fire Impress the Ladies™ moves. Having secured the necessary ingredients the day before, I’d get up early, set up a pot of simmering water, split muffins, make a hollandaise, and then wait for … Continue reading

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Miso Hungry

By the time my participation in Charcutepalooza became official, I had already missed the January (duck prosciutto) and February (bacon) challenges. I have made both previously, but in the spirit of the challenge I thought it only fair that I … Continue reading

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Three Days of the Corned Beef

Today is the deadline for the Charcutepalooza March challenge: brining. The apprentice challenge – brining a whole chicken or some pork chops – is something I’ve been doing for years, so I changed it up a bit and brined duck … Continue reading

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Charcutepalooza!

I follow Michael Ruhlman on Twitter, and recently noticed that many of his retweets contained the #charcutepalooza hashtag. A quick search turned up this page, which explains that Charcutepalooza is a year-long series of monthly challenges in which a different … Continue reading

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