The Fatted Calf Spice Blends, Butcher's Twine & Charcuterie Cookbook
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Home cooking for the adventurous.
This definitive 342-page resource for the modern meat lover, with 125 recipes and fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions for making brined, smoked, cured, skewered, braised, rolled, tied, and stuffed meats at home, comes from the founders of The Fatted Calf, a craft charcuterie shop in San Francisco. It includes a guide to sourcing, butchering, and cooking with the finest cuts, and more than 250 full-color photographs, this instructive and inspiring tome is a comprehensive resource for anyone fascinated by the art of preserving meat.
Other essentials from the Fatted Calf include a ball (3" x 3") of 100% cotton, 16-ply butcher's twine and a set of spices to help you master your own charcuterie at home. The spices include:
- al'Diavolo: A custom organic blend for cooking over fire, this dry rub is best when blended with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and citrus zest. Includes black pepper, coriander, chili flake, mustard seed, oregano, spanish paprika, and cayenne.
- Herbes de Provence: Inspired by the south of France, this mixture is excellent in marinades, as a rub for grilled and roasted meats, and as a seasoning blend for sausage and salami. Includes bay leaves, rosemary, thyme leaves, oregano leaves, and lavender buds.
- Quatre épices: Despite its name, which means "four spices" in French, this blend never seems to keep a close count on the number of its ingredients. Used extensively in pate, forcemeat, and sausage making, it can also be used as an all purpose seasoning when a dish just needs a little kick. Includes black pepper, white pepper, coriander, cloves, and dried ginger.
Photography by Mark Weinberg
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Care & Notes -
Store spices in a cool, dry spot. Use within six to nine months for maximum flavor.
Meet the Maker
The Fatted Calf is a charcuterie and butcher shop in San Francisco dedicated to the details that produce incredibly tasty food. Sourcing the right ingredients and creating their meaty goods in small batches ensures proper attention is paid to each step in the process. The extra time they take creates a truly exceptional product -- and they source the best pigs and products. They make an extended effort to highlight the work of small farmers that work with passion and standards the exceed those around them, and they choose to use only pasture raised meats. Their expertise in craft charcuterie is unparalleled, so we turn to them as a resource to learn the skills at home.View Full Profile
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