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Salumi/Whole Muscle

Salumi means salted meats and in Italy it’s most often referred to as whole muscle curing. Cuts like bresaola, coppa, pancetta, culatello, and lonzino are all examples of salumi. Here you will see some of my favorite recipes, experiments, and processes on how its all made.


Let’s make basturma (pastirma). This Charcuterie comes all the way from the Middle East. Countries like Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, and Armenia (just to name a few) all have their own unique versions of this delicious cured beef that’s hung to air dry. Regardless of where you find it this air dried cured meat is heavily …

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