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Charcutepalooza #12 Showing off!

I’m not usually one for showing off, but this month I want to shout it from the rooftops “I’VE MADE SOME AWESOME MEAT THIS YEAR!” All thanks to an incredible idea bloggers Mrs. Wheelbarrow and The Yummy Mummy dreamed up a year ago. Charcutepalooza gave me the chance to learn how to make some of […]

Charcutepalooza #11 Curing

Eleven down one to go. I can’t quite believe how much I have learnt in the last year: from bacon to corned beef, sausages to terrine, I have turned often cheap cuts of meat into some amazing, meaty delights. And this month is no different, presenting the “piece de resistance” the salami. This month we […]

Charcutepalooza #10 Stretching

It’s that time of month again, in fact my favourite time of the month – the weekend I get to make the monthly Charcutepalooza challenge. This months challenge is stretching. It’s about stretching your skills and stretching the ingredients to go further.  The apprentice challenge is rillettes or confit and the charcuterie challenge is galantine […]

Charcutepalooza #9 Leicestershire on a plate

I was born for this months challenge, literally.  I was born and grew up in a county of England called Leicestershire (Les-ter-sheer). Leicester city was once described by the Lonely Planet as a “nondescript town in the centre of England”; it may not be much to look at but Leicestershire is home to some great […]

Charcutepalooza #8 Binding

The August challenge is binding; combining meat to make a terrine. I’ve been looking forward to this one. I have been making meat for 8 months now as part of the Charcutepalooza Year of Meat. When I first got the book, the terrine chapter was the one that got me excited because it was something […]


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