Category Archives: Meat Stuff

On Inconvenient Cooking

I enjoy living. To this end, I need a few basic things…air, clean water, scotch, red wine, and FOOD. Right now I’m going to focus on the food. I like the term “Inconvenient Cooking” because people ruined “Slow Food” for … Continue reading

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Loin Porchetta

Porchetta is typically a fatty, stuffed, and rolled pork roast that is slow cooked.  We ground up the shoulders from the last pig we butchered (gotta make salami out of something!) so I had to dig around in the freezer … Continue reading

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What is “Gamey”?

I hear this word tossed around frequently and I wanted to explore it for some people who may have the wrong impression. First, the word “gamey” is loaded.  It basically means the meat has an off-flavor, but by calling it … Continue reading

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The Meat With No Name, Part 1

The Italians and Spaniards don’t have a name for air-dried venison backstrap.  That’s a problem. On a cow, this cut would be called the loin, but it’s a deer so we just call it a backstrap because….I don’t know…it sounds … Continue reading

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My Take On Hunting

I recently made a comment about not enjoying the whole “killing” part of hunting.  I didn’t think much about it because I’ve said it for years, but several people asked me why I hunt if I don’t enjoy killing.  I … Continue reading

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A Rant About Bacteria

I talk about curing meat frequently on this blog, mostly because it’s delicious.  I recently had a discussion with someone about food safety and bacteria.  We disagreed with each other, strongly. This can be a good thing for a lively … Continue reading

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Makin’ Bacon!

Bacon is delicious. This is known. Even if you don’t eat meat for any of the myriad (and valid) reasons, you know that bacon is delicious.  It hits all of our major pleasure centers at once.  It is salty, sweet, … Continue reading

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