Charcutepalooza (say it with us shar-coo-ta-pa-loo-za) – a year long project from MrsWheelbarrow and TheYummyMummy. We’ll be cooking from Michael Ruhlman’s Charcuterie, exploring the craft of salting, smoking and curing meats. We’ll post monthly challenges to cooks across the globe and can’t wait to see what will happen.


janis tester’s sourdough starter.

Here’s a picture of a very vigorous wild yeast product. It’s sourdough starter. Starter with a provenance. History. A past. This starter came to me via the underground railroad of food folks all the way from Janis Tester in Massachusetts. Janis was a Charcutepalooza semi-finalist, and it was during that meaty year we became Twitter […]