In this 2-day intensive, learn to confidently cure meats via salt, dehydration, smoke, and fermentation. We will begin with a half hog, and spend two days turning every scrap of it into charcuterie, from fresh sausages to smoked hams, pâtés and hard salamis. In addition to learning salumi craft, you’ll engage with me and your classmates about topics of sustainable farming, mindful slaughter, artisan butchery, and inspired cookery. You’ll get to taste your creations at a culminating class feast, and you’ll get to take projects home to finish on your own. Best of all, you’ll join a growing cohort of ethical meat practitioners in touch via social media, direct email, and community gatherings.
Instructor: Meredith Leigh
Over the past 17 years, Meredith has worked as a farmer, butcher, chef, teacher, non-profit executive director, and writer, all in pursuit of good food. She is the author of The Ethical Meat Handbook: A Complete Guide to Home Butchery, Charcuterie, and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore, (3rd place, MFK Fisher Award 2015) and Pure Charcuterie: The Craft & Poetry of Curing Meats at Home. Meredith works part time for Living Web Farms, and she travels extensively teaching charcuterie and food production and processing. She also pursues other writing, namely poetry and nonfiction focused on the intersection of land and people, and land and the culinary sphere, with work featured in Crop Stories, various Edible publications, and Mother Earth News Magazine, among others. She lives with her partner and four children in Asheville, NC.
Cost: $400/person includes copies of The Ethical Meat Handbook and Pure Charcuterie.
Location: Spiral Ridge Permaculture/ Pig & Leaf Farm Summertown, TN . Details provided to confirmed attendees.