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Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
  • Author : Michael Ruhlman,Brian Polcyn,Yevgenity Solovyev
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-11-17
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780393058291
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Summary : An introduction to the creation of pork salami, sausages, and prosciutto outlines key techniques in the areas of preserving, cooking, and smoking, in a volume complemented by 125 recipes including Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine; Da Bomb breakfast sausage; and spicy smoked almonds. 15,000 first printing.

On Boards

On Boards
  • Author : Lisa Dawn Bolton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-30
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780147531155
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Summary : BESTSELLING BOARD BOOK: TURN SIMPLE FOODS INTO BEAUTIFUL BOARDS WITH MORE THAN 100 EASY RECIPES AND IDEAS Sharing food on boards is the perfect way to entertain family and friends. With minimum effort and maximum impact you can casually host in style, while focusing on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. No cooking skills are required to make these boards (and you!) shine! In On Boards, food stylist Lisa Bolton has put together 50 ideas for instantly approachable boards, all with effortless entertaining in mind, as well as 52 recipes for delectable savory and sweet additions like Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip and Chocolate Salami. The boards can be pulled together in very little time, and each includes presentation and styling tips to impress your guests. Any assortment of food can be pulled into a beautiful board, so you will be able transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry when unexpected guests arrive! With chapters on Everyday Boards, Holiday & Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards and Around the World Boards, you will find inspiration for every gathering. Whether you are looking for a breakfast or brunch board; a board for Christmas Day, Superbowl Sunday or New Year's Eve; a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated boards. On Boards is the gift people give again and again--perfect for those who love to entertain, but not the stress that goes with it!

In the Charcuterie

In the Charcuterie
  • Author : Taylor Boetticher,Toponia Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 9781607743439
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Summary : Shares illustrated, step-by-step instructions for a variety of smoked, cured, stuffed and other preserved meats as prepared by the husband-and-wife team behind San Francisco's Fatted Calf Charcuterie.

Pure Charcuterie

Pure Charcuterie
  • Author : Meredith Leigh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-11-06
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781550926538
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Summary : Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity; an economy of ingredients, as poetry is an economy of words. The confluence of these elements, along with the purest of ingredients, can enable anyone to craft cured meats in their home. Pure Charcuterie is a practical and artistic look at the techniques for curing meat at home both as a creative hands-on craft and as a fantastic and sustainable way to preserve highly valuable food. This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including: sourcing ingredients clear explanations of charcuterie technique creative recipes balancing tradition and invention smoking meats and building your own smoker The analogies drawn between art and food, along with creative and accessible photographic discussions of charcuterie technique, make this book an essential primer on the basics of charcuterie: the mystery, the science, the art, and the technique. Ideal for home cooks working in small spaces, Pure Charcuterie is a must-have for experienced and new cooks alike — and any home artisan.

Savor

Savor
  • Author : Kimberly Stevens
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-25
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781604338232
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Summary : A Comprehensive Guide to Serving Boards. The art and pleasure of beautifully composed charcuterie boards—demystified and made simple! Serving boards possess an uncanny ability to mirror the mood of a host and transform a room's ambiance as friends and family gather around them to both eat and enjoy time together. Savor lavishly details how to create memorable and delicious serving boards, no matter the season or the occasion. Expert advice and insights provide strategies and approaches for composing boards that balance flavor profiles and textures, using elegant and inventive recipes. Inside You’ll Find: - Expert Advice and Recipes from Murray’s Cheese, Publican Market, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Lady & Larder, Mike’s Hot Honey, Blake Hill Preserves, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, and Vermont Creamery - Practical & Delicious Guides on how to pair cheeses, meats, condiments, and an array of other ingredients that can be used on serving boards. Also included are suggested drink pairings. - Over 100 Recipes for crackers and bread, preserves, pickles, flavored nuts, dips, spreads, some bigger bites, and even desserts Elevate your home entertaining with Savor!

Chef's Guide to Charcuterie

Chef's Guide to Charcuterie
  • Author : Jacques Brevery
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-12-14
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781466559851
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Summary : Charcuterie, the art of transforming pork meats into various preparations as an array of dishes, has traditionally held a very important place in gastronomy. An art that demands serious attention by the chef, its success depends not only on the execution but also on the presentation. Chef's Guide to Charcuterie demonstrates how to transform lesser quality meats and organ meats into enjoyable and beautiful foods, including bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, and confit. Chef Jacques Brevery presents a complete collection of recipes and information from his career, some of which he learned from his mentors over the years. The book is designed as a reference for beginning chefs, providing them with accurate recipes for classic preparations as well as new ideas that will allow them to expand and improve their portfolio of recipes. The book also presents helpful charts and tables as well as useful conversion and substitution guides. As the interest in this ancient skill is being revived today, charcuterie requires more than just a daily performance of routine tasks. Chefs must understand why and how these traditional charcuterie processes work. This volume serves as a solid foundation for learning and perfecting the skills of charcuterie.

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (Revised and Updated)

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (Revised and Updated)
  • Author : Michael Ruhlman,Brian Polcyn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-03
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780393241327
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Summary : An essential update of the perennial bestseller. Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, pâtés, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide to that movement, spreading the revival of this ancient culinary craft. Early in his career, food writer Michael Ruhlman had his first taste of duck confit. The experience “became a fascination that transformed into a quest” to understand the larger world of food preservation, called charcuterie, once a critical factor in human survival. He wondered why its methods and preparations, which used to keep communities alive and allowed for long-distance exploration, had been almost forgotten. Along the way he met Brian Polcyn, who had been surrounded with traditional and modern charcuterie since childhood. “My Polish grandma made kielbasa every Christmas and Easter,” he told Ruhlman. At the time, Polcyn was teaching butchery at Schoolcraft College outside Detroit. Ruhlman and Polcyn teamed up to share their passion for cured meats with a wider audience. The rest is culinary history. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated is organized into chapters on key practices: salt-cured meats like pancetta, dry-cured meats like salami and chorizo, forcemeats including pâtés and terrines, and smoked meats and fish. Readers will find all the classic recipes: duck confit, sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pâté de campagne, and knackwurst, among others. Ruhlman and Polcyn also expand on traditional mainstays, offering recipes for hot- and cold-smoked salmon; shrimp, lobster, and leek sausage; and grilled vegetable terrine. All these techniques make for a stunning addition to a contemporary menu. Thoroughly instructive and fully illustrated, this updated edition includes seventy-five detailed line drawings that guide the reader through all the techniques. With new recipes and revised sections to reflect the best equipment available today, Charcuterie: Revised and Updated remains the undisputed authority on charcuterie.

The Art of Charcuterie

The Art of Charcuterie
  • Author : The Culinary Institute of America (CIA),John Kowalski
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-07
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 0470197412
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Summary : A comprehensive, professional-level guide to the making of sausages and cured meats The art of charcuterie has been practiced since the fifteenth century, but in recent years interest has escalated in this artisanal specialty. Pâtés, cured meats, terrines, and gourmet sausages are staples at upscale restaurants as well as cocktail and dinner parties. Modern charcutiers have introduced new and exciting techniques and flavors for delicious (and even healthy) charcuterie. Written by John Kowalski and the experts at the CIA, The Art of Charcuterie covers every aspect of this rediscovered culinary art: curing and brining, smoking, terrines, pâtés, sausages, herbs and seasonings, sauces and relishes, and kitchen sanitation. Features thorough explanations of tools of the trade, kitchen equipment, and ingredients Includes technical and nutritional explanations of all the meats used in the charcuterie kitchen and how to best prepare them Heavily illustrated with 200 full-color photographs, including techniques and finished items The Art of Charcuterie is the ultimate companion for professionals and dedicated home cooks who want to master both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Olympia Provisions

Olympia Provisions
  • Author : Elias Cairo,Meredith Erickson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-27
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781607747024
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Summary : A rigorous exploration of what American charcuterie is today from Portland’s top-notch meat company, featuring in-depth techniques for crafting cured meats, recipes from the company’s two restaurants, and essays revealing the history and personalities behind the brand. Portland’s Olympia Provisions began as Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria, but it has grown into a mini-empire, with two bustling restaurants and charcuterie shipping out daily to all fifty states. In his debut cookbook, salumist and co-owner Elias Cairo dives deep into his distinctly American charcuterie, offering step-by-step recipes for confits, pâtés, sausages, salami, and more. But that is only the beginning. Writer Meredith Erickson takes you beyond cured meat, exploring how Cairo’s proud Greek-American upbringing, Swiss cooking adventures, and intense love affair with the outdoors have all contributed to Olympia Provisions’ singular—and delicious—point of view. With recipes from the restaurants, as well as extensive wine notes and nineteen frankfurter variations, Olympia Provisions redefines what American charcuterie can be.

Pâté, Confit, Rillette: Recipes from the Craft of Charcuterie

Pâté, Confit, Rillette: Recipes from the Craft of Charcuterie
  • Author : Brian Polcyn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-14
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780393634327
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Summary : The best-selling team behind Charcuterie and Salumi further deepens our understanding of a venerable craft. In Pâté, Confit, Rillette, Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman provide a comprehensive guide to the most elegant and accessible branch of the charcuterie tradition. There is arguably nothing richer and more flavorful than a slice of pâté de foie gras, especially when it’s spread onto crusty bread. Anyone lucky enough to have been treated to a duck confit, poached and preserved in its own fat, or a pâté en croute, knows they’re impossible to resist. And yet, pâtés, confits, rillettes, and similar dishes featured in this book were developed in the pursuit of frugality. Butchers who didn’t want to waste a single piece of the animals they slaughtered could use these dishes to serve and preserve them. In so doing, they founded a tradition of culinary alchemy that transformed lowly cuts of meat into culinary gold. Polcyn and Ruhlman begin with crucial instructions about how to control temperature and select your ingredients to ensure success, and quickly move on to master recipes, offering the fundamental ratios of fat, meat, and seasoning, which will allow chefs to easily make their own variations. The recipes that follow span traditional dishes and modern inventions, featuring a succulent chicken terrine embedded with sautéed mushrooms and flecked with bright green herbs; modern rillettes of shredded salmon and whitefish; classic confits of duck and goose; and a vegetarian layered potato terrine. Pâté, Confit, Rillette is the book to reach for when a cook or chef intends to explore these timeless techniques, both the fundamentals and their nuances, and create exquisite food.

Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery

Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery
  • Author : Jane Grigson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-11-04
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781908117939
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Summary : This timeless classic of French cuisine brings age-old mastery of everything pork into your kitchen, one easy-to-follow step at a time. Every town in France has at least one charcutier, whose windows are dressed with astonishing displays of delicious food: pâté, terrines, galantines, jambon, saucissons, and boudins. The charcutier will also sell olives, anchovies, and condiments, as well as various salads of his own creation, making it an essential stop when assembling picnics or impromptu meals. But the real skill of the charcutier lies in his transformation of the pig into an array of delicacies; a trade which goes back at least as far as classical Rome, when Gaul was famed for its hams. First published in 1969, Jane Grigson’s classic Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery is a guide and a recipe book. She describes every type of charcuterie available for purchase and how to make them yourself. She describes how to braise, roast, pot-roast, and stew all cuts of pork, how to make terrines, and how to cure ham and make sausages at home.

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
  • Author : Brian Polcyn,Michael Ruhlman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-11-17
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 9780393083705
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Summary : The only book for home cooks offering a complete introduction to the craft. CHARCUTERIE—a culinary specialty that originally referred to the creation of pork products such as salami, sausages, and prosciutto—is true food craftsmanship, the art of turning preserved food into items of beauty and taste. Today the term encompasses a vast range of preparations, most of which involve salting, cooking, smoking, and drying. In addition to providing classic recipes for sausages, terrines, and pâtés, Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn expand the definition to include anything preserved or prepared ahead such as Mediterranean olive and vegetable rillettes, duck confit, and pickles and sauerkraut. Ruhlman, coauthor of The French Laundry Cookbook, and Polcyn, an expert charcuterie instructor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, present 125 recipes that are both intriguing to professionals and accessible to home cooks, including salted, airdried ham; Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine; Da Bomb breakfast sausage; mortadella and soppressata; and even spicy smoked almonds.

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life

That Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life
  • Author : Marissa Mullen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780593157596
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Summary : "Chances are, you love cheese. It's delicious, indulgent, and never lets you down--it's everything you could want in comfort food. How many of us haven't spent an evening blissed out with a wedge of brie and a glass of wine? Creator of the Instagram sensation @ThatCheesePlate Marissa Mullen takes cheese to a whole new level with her gorgeous, show-stopping cheese plates. With her simple step-by-step Cheese by Numbers method, she breaks down the cheese plate into its basic components--cheese, meat (aka the Salami River), produce, crunch, dips, garnish--and shows you how to recreate these beautiful spreads for any occasion, whether it's a dinner party, a book club gathering, wine nights with friends, or your classy Netflix binge. But cheese plates aren't just the greatest snack ever created. They're also an important form of self-care. (Think of the zen art of making sand mandalas, or flower arranging--but you can eat the results.) This Cheese Plate Will Change Your Life celebrates the ways in which cheese brings people together, and how just crafting a cheese plate can be a meditative act that lets us tap into our creativity. With over 50 easy-to-make yet showstopping cheese plates, this book will teach you how to relax, enjoy, and indulge--and let cheese spark joy"--

Charcuterie For Dummies

Charcuterie For Dummies
  • Author : Mark LaFay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-21
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781119690788
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Summary : The world of charcuterie is at your fingertips Even if you’ve never cooked a slab of bacon in your life, you can prepare sausage and cured meats at home! In Charcuterie for Dummies, you’ll learn everything you could possibly need to get started, from choosing the right gear and finding quality raw ingredients, all the way through taking your parties to the next level with epic charcuterie boards. Salami, bacon, prosciutto, and good-old-fashioned sausage are all on the menu with Charcuterie for Dummies. Author and meat master Mark LaFay will help you keep things safe and sanitary, equip you with some seriously awesome recipes, and teach you a thing or two about which beers and wines to serve up with your meat. Choose a chapter and get started! Get started curing meats at home with the highest quality raw ingredients, equipment, and recipes Make everything from sausage and bacon to prosciutto, salami, and more Learn how to pair your homemade meats with jams, nuts, cheeses, and pickles for epic charcuterie boards Take your new hobby to the next level with more advanced recipes and beverage pairings Whether you’re a total beginner or coming in with some previous knowledge, Charcuterie for Dummies will unleash your culinary creativity!

Professional Charcuterie

Professional Charcuterie
  • Author : John Kinsella,David T. Harvey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-04-13
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0471122378
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Summary : The complete, contemporary guide to preparing sausages, cured and smoked meats, pates and terrines, and cured and smoked fish of the highest quality Centuries of skill and imagination have earned charcuterie a revered place in the world of gastronomy, and Professional Charcuterie honors that proud tradition. This working manual and treasury of recipes covers the selection and assembly of ingredients, the most effective use of equipment, and the indispensable basics of food safety. Incorporating a wide variety of meats, seafood, fowl, and game, its range of over 200 enticing, culinary classroom-tested recipes includes all the classics of charcuterie, as well as exceptional contemporary favorites. Step-by-step instructions for smoking and curing are clearly presented, as well as illustrated procedures for preparing and stuffing sausages. Designed for professionals and culinary students as well as home cooks, Professional Charcuterie allows readers to produce superior products upon the very first effort, and to develop their skills to even higher levels.

Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages

Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-03-21
  • Total pages :708
  • ISBN : 0983697361
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Summary : There has been a need for a comprehensive one-volume reference on the manufacture of meats and sausages at home. There are many cookbooks loaded with recipes which do not build any foundation for the serious hobbyist to follow. This leaves him with little understanding of the sausage making process and afraid to introduce his own ideas. There are professional books that are written for meat plant managers or graduate students, unfortunately, these works are written in such difficult technical terms, that most of them are beyond the comprehension of an average person. Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages bridges the gap that exists between highly technical textbooks and the requirements of the typical hobbyist. In order to simplify this gap to the absolute minimum, technical terms were substituted with their equivalent but simpler terms and many photographs, drawings and tables were included. The book covers topics such as curing and making brines, smoking meats and sausages, U.S. Standards, making fresh, smoked, emulsified, fermented and air dried products, making special sausages such as head cheeses, blood and liver sausages, low salt, low fat and Kosher products, hams, bacon, butts and loins, poultry, fish and game, creating your own recipes and much more... To get the reader started 172 recipes are provided which were chosen for their originality and historical value. They carry an enormous value as a study material and as a valuable resource on making meat products and sausages. Although recipes play an important role in these products, it is the process that ultimately decides the sausage quality. It is perfectly clear that the authors don't want the reader to copy the recipes only: "We want him to understand the sausage making process and we want him to create his own recipes. We want him to be the sausage maker."

Beautiful Boards

Beautiful Boards
  • Author : Maegan Brown
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-24
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9781631066474
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Summary : Make mealtimes, special occasions, and holidays extra memorable with these 50 delicious, inspiring, family-friendly, and easy-to-recreate snack boards. Visually exciting and deliciously enticing, The BakerMama's snack boards move beyond (and include) classic cheese and charcuterie and are comprised of easy-to-find fresh and prepared foods, arranged in beautiful, artful, and whimsical ways (think a football shape for watching the game and a turkey shape for celebrating Thanksgiving). The variety of foods on each board are great for a group, big or small, and will bring people together through snacking, all while introducing kids to foods they might not normally try. Plus, you can make the boards ahead of time, so you can actually sit down and spend time with your loved ones. In this book, you will find boards for anytime, entertaining and special occasions, seasons and holidays, breakfast and brunch, meals, and desserts. Impress your family and friends with artful masterpieces, including: After School Board Date Night In Board Birthday Dessert Board Unicorn Board Summer Board Candy Cane Caprese Board Pancake Board Bloody Mary Board Build-Your-Own Taco Board Cobb Salad Board Build-Your-Own Sundae Board Along with The BakerMama sharing her tips to get you into the board mind-set, every board is accompanied by a gorgeous, large photo and step-by-step instructions to make each one easy to recreate. Beautiful Boards is an entertaining game changer that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun.

Charcuterie: Sausages, Pates and Accompaniments

Charcuterie: Sausages, Pates and Accompaniments
  • Author : Fritz H Sonnenschmidt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-01-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781428319912
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Summary : CHARCUTERIE: SAUSAGES, PATES AND ACCOMPANIMENTS teaches readers how to prepare sausages, pates and other cooked processed foods. These skills are invaluable to a culinarian, as they constantly come into play while in the kitchen. This product is a useful guide for someone working in Charcuterie, but may also be used as a reference book for Garde Manger procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Reluctant Entertainer

The Reluctant Entertainer
  • Author : Sandy Coughlin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-08-01
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9781441212153
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Summary : Hospitality can be a blessing to both the host and her guests, but for many women today, it simply doesn't happen. Feelings of inadequacy, unrealistic expectations, fear of failure, lack of time--all conspire to steal the joy that comes from opening one's home and sharing fellowship with others. In The Reluctant Entertainer, Sandy Coughlin relates to people in real ways about real meals that mortals cook, during which real conversations draw people together. Would-be hostesses will discover that true hospitality is not about being perfect, cooking a fancy meal, or spending a lot of money. Rather, it's about an open door and an open heart.

Charcuterie

Charcuterie
  • Author : Miranda Ballard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-10-09
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1849755671
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Summary : Learn more about the history and types of charcuterie and salumi available to buy in The Charcuterie Board. The Small Bites chapter will provide you with a host of recipes to serve with drinks, such as grilled chorizo and scallops on sticks, scotch eggs and ‘Sushi style’ gorgonzola with prosciutto and arugula. You’ll also find recipes to make a perfect light lunch or appetizer, as well as Entrees such as paella with chorizo and omelet with ham, gruyere cheese and patatas bravas. The section on home curing will provide you with recipes to cure your own pork belly or duck breast, while the range of Accompaniments from pickles to toasts will give you all you need to complete your perfect charcuterie board.

Charcuterie

Charcuterie
  • Author : Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 1230622462
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Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Bacon, Bayonne ham, Confit, D'Artagnan, Inc., Dopo / Adesso, Eisleker Ham, Fatback, Galantine, Garde manger, Pate, Salo (food), Salt pork, Sausage, Smallgoods, Speck, Terrine (food). Excerpt: A sausage is a food usually made from ground meat with a skin around it. Typically, a sausage is formed in a casing traditionally made from intestine, but sometimes synthetic. Some sausages are cooked during processing and the casing may be removed after. Sausage making is a traditional food preservation technique. Sausages may be preserved by curing, drying, or smoking. Sausage making at homeSausage making is a logical outcome of efficient butchery. Traditionally, sausage makers would salt various tissues and organs such as scraps, organ meats, blood, and fat to help preserve them. They would then stuff them into tubular casings made from the cleaned intestines of the animal, producing the characteristic cylindrical shape. Hence, sausages, puddings, and salami are among the oldest of prepared foods, whether cooked and eaten immediately or dried to varying degrees. Early humans made the first sausages by stuffing roasted intestines into stomachs. The Greek poet Homer mentioned a kind of blood sausage in the Odyssey, Epicharmus wrote a comedy titled The Sausage, and Aristophanes' play The Knights is about a sausage-vendor who is elected leader. Evidence suggests that sausages were already popular both among the ancient Greeks and Romans, and most likely with the various tribes occupying the larger part of Europe. German Wurst: liver sausage, blood sausage, and ham sausageThe most famous sausage in ancient Italy was from Lucania (modern Basilicata) and was called lucanica, a name which lives on in a variety of modern sausages in the Mediterranean. During the reign of the Roman emperor Nero, sausages were associated with the...