Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, primarily from pork. Originally intended as a way to preserve meat before the advent of refrigeration, cured meats are prepared today for their flavors derived from the preservation processes.
Interest in charcuterie has exploded over the past decade. Sure, charcuterie has been around forever, but now the demand for home-made meats has reached fever pitch. People are hooked on fine meats. If you want to explore the world of cured meats and sausage making, we have a few books that will get you started. Continue reading