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FoodProg:British Charcuterie

March 14th, 2011

Episode 58 of 622 episodes

Food writer Tim Hayward goes in search of British charcuterie - the preserved meat that we tend to think of as Contintental. He meets a couple whose hobby smoking meats has turned into a career; a shopkeeper, a publican and a restaurateur who cure hams and salamis on the premises for customers, and a pig farming family who have taken to curing their own pork. He learns about the British traditions of salting and pickling meats and talks to author Lindy Wildsmith about how we can do it at home - and even has a go at making his own bacon.

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