Follow basic salami preparation practices when making this sausage. Clean and Sanitize all of your equipment.Keep your meat and grinder parts super cold (below 35F) during the grinding processRehydrate your starter culture (in non-chlorinated water) for 30 minutes prior to use.Mix your very chilled mince meat, seasonings, and starter culture
Pitina. A remarkable Italian Salami originating in the Dolomite valleys of Tramonti di Sopra, Tramonti di Sotto, and the River Cellina, in the northeastern Italian province of Pordenone in Friuli. This dry cured meat is not your typical salami. It’s actually more like a meatball than a salami. Pitina was a salami
You’ve just got to love Italian food. It’s not only delicious but it comes with a great story. This salami is prime example. The Strolghino salami. A salami named for it’s supposed ability to predict the future (or at least predict the outcome of a future culatello). The strolghino salami
Let’s make an Italian classic that reigns from the Tuscan region of Italy. The finocciona salami. This fennel salami dates as far back as the middle ages were pepper was extremely expensive and fennel grew in abundance. The back story of this salami is quite interesting. It is told that
Time for another salami recipe. This week’s recipe is no ordinary salami though, it’s Soppressata di Calabria. So what makes this air cured sausage so special. Well for starters it’s not cylindrical like most salami. It’s oblong. This shape comes from the act of pressing the salami during the initial
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.