Tag Archives: pork

A taste of Tuscany

Exploring the secret world of the Italian Pork Butcher – Norcini.  (They all look like slightly past it Italian Porn stars!) A few images & experiences from my recent trip to the Garfagnana area of Italy. Italian Salumi from Prosciutto & … Continue reading

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Gammon, Bacon or Ham… What’s the difference?

Brilliant Bacon Back, streaky and middle bacon rashers come from either the back or belly of the pig.  The curing process uses a salt preparation to remove water from the meat; either in the form of a dry cure rubbed … Continue reading

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12 reasons to visit your Butcher

Here are 12 reasons to visit your Butcher 1. Full Traceability – a good butcher will know where his meat comes from and have a relationship with the farmer who supplies it. 2. Something special – a butcher can offer … Continue reading

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Butchery & Charcuterie Courses in The Yorkshire Dales

Ever fancied a go at butchery, making your own sausages or curing your own bacon? Well now you can.  Paganum Artisan Butchery & Charcuterie run a series of courses in Pork Butchery, curing and charcuterie, Lamb Butchery and even beef … Continue reading

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Cure your addiction – BACON CONNOISSEURS WEEK

Cure your addiction and celebrate everything Bacon, for one week only (until next year!) it is British Bacon Connoisseurs week from the 18th to the 24th March 2013. I don’t just celebrate bacon for one week a year, our celebrations are weekly, nay daily … Continue reading

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Traditional Bacon

Traditional dry cured cured bacons v mass produced…. Traditional dry cure bacon with either salt or a rub on cure, preserves and flavours the bacon and a percentage of moisture will be lost to the atmosphere during the curing process … Continue reading

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The Bull, Broughton – Oxford Sandy & Black Pork Faggots

Gazegill Farm Oxford Sandy & Black Pork Faggots at The Bull at Broughton, Skipton These were really very very tasty, the faggot’s had a fantastic meaty pate taste, complimented by a rich gravy and served with seasonal garden peas and … Continue reading

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Hogroast

Had a great hogroast for a private function at the weekend, a fantastic pig that only just fitted our hogroast machine and was very well received by all, served with apple sauce, stuffing and a little salad and of course … Continue reading

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Butchery & Sausage Making

The latest Butchery & Sausage Making course at Coghlans Cookery School last week went well, I really enjoyed the day and we got some great positive feedback from all attending. After talking about Pigs & Farming in general over coffee … Continue reading

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Lunch at The Craven Arms, Giggleswick, Settle

The Craven Arms, Giggleswick (formerly The Old Station) on the outskirts of Settle opened just before Christmas and I would guess has been under a cover of snow ever since!  Adrian Proctor, local Organic farmer from nearby Rathmell has refurbished … Continue reading

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