Meat and Fish

Discover more about fermentation cooking including ways to preserve meat, curing, sausage making, and fish and meat recipes.

Dry Curing Meat Basics

By Jake Levin

Learn about the basics of dried curing, how you can start at home, and all of the gourmet foods such as prosciutto or gravlax you can make.


Do's and Don'ts of Selecting Salt

By Jake Levin

Start with kosher salt to draw blood out of the meat, use curing salt for cold smoking, and save the artisanal salts for finishing.


Fish Sauce Recipe

By Sandor Ellix Katz

Safely brew fish sauce using small saltwater fish, crustaceans, or mollusks with this guide.


Filipino Burong Isda and Balao-Balao Recipe

By Sandor Ellix Katz

Try this quick Filipino ferment of rice and either freshwater fish or shrimp.


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Lessons from a Master Ham Maker

By Georgia Freedman

Join Peng Qignan and learn about his meat aging process and how he started his business in the mid-1980s during China’s first economic reforms.


Nduja Recipe

By Meredith Leigh

Embark on a meaty adventure with this recipe for Nduja, a spicey and spreadable salami that can be spread on bread or used as a sauce.


Koji Mold Growing

By Meredith Leigh

Learn the science behind mycelia and the fermentation of mold grown directly on the surface of the meat called Koji Charcuterie.


Five-Spice Koji Lomo Recipe

By Meredith Leigh

Combine Chinese five-spice with koji spore infused flour to culture pork and try this recipe for a delicious fermented Danish loin.



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