Salami making is what I consider “next level” charcuterie. It’s challenging, rewarding, and will require the use of special equipment (especially if you want it to come out amazing). What I’m about to tell you may seem a little overwhelming but if you really want to take your charcuterie to
Guanciale is a salumi that really deserves more attention. This charcuterie utilizes the pork cheek (jowl) that’s been cured and air dried. Guanciale looks a lot like bacon but trust me when I tell you that it isn’t even close. The fat in guanciale is more firm and the flavor
Salami pH is one of the “safety hurdles” that needs to be achieved when making a fermented sausage. Regardless of the type of salami you plan on making your pH must be below 5.3. This is considered the safe zone. Recently we were making some very unusual salami (nothing new
One of the questions we get asked a lot when it comes to dry aging is ,”How do you know when it’s ready?”. This is a great question as dry aging beef in your refrigerator is very different than dry aging beef in a designated chamber with controlled humidity and
Are you ready for one of the most popular salami in America. The Genoa Salami. This salami is incredible. Delicately seasoned, fermented, and dried to form a charcuterie that is a work of art. The process of making Salami is straight forward. It’s a series of processes that generally don’t
Sometimes the weirdest ideas come to me when I’m in my laboratory (kitchen). This week I was thinking about how amazing Korean KimChi tastes. It’s unique tangy, funky, fermented experience is like a taste bud’s dream come true. So complex in it’s flavors, KimChi ticks all the boxes for me.