About Sourdough Starter

Sourdough starter is pretty easy to make. Mix flour and water, wait, then add some more flour and water, then (wait, remove half, add more flour and water) repeatedly until it’s good. Starter Recipe The recipe always involves adding equal parts (by weight) of water and flour, but you do …

What’s The Beef?

I’ve got two options today. One is a corned beef, the other is more or a Montreal-style beef. Start with a couple chunks of cow.These are pretty lean, just what we want. Did I say lean? Well, there’s not a huge amount of marbling, true, but this fat cap has …

Adventures in Ham, 2018-12-13

I’m trying a new recipe for making ham. Not ‘cooking ham’, but for converting an unsuspecting chunk of pig into something pink and delicious. It’s actually pretty simple. I’m starting with an eight-pound picnic shoulder, shown below, and a dry brine mix (kosher salt, brown sugar, pinking salt). I coated …