• charcutepalooza

    Mint Lamb Sausage Inspired by Jorgensen Farms {Charcutepalooza}

    by  • June 15, 2011 • charcutepalooza, Farm Tours, Local Food, Meat, Recipes & Meals • 10 Comments

    On a picturesque 65 acres in east central Ohio, there lies Jorgensen Farms, a biodynamic animal and vegetable operation. Proprietor Val (pictured below in blue) works the land guided by her distinguishing palette and eye for pleasing design. She builds vibrant soil through careful crop rotation and pasturing. Perhaps the most recognized crop is...

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    Taco Truck Chorizo Sopito

    by  • May 15, 2011 • charcutepalooza, Meat, Recipes • 3 Comments

    Often described as a ‘cow town’, Columbus, Ohio is actually full of cultural treasures. One such subculture is the taco truck scene. Food carts across the city highlight delicious specialties from the owners’ regions of their home country. One of my favorite trucks, Taqueria Jalisco, serves a menu reflective of the Jalisco state of...

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    The Story of The Rachel

    by  • March 15, 2011 • charcutepalooza, Meat, Writing • 3 Comments

    Once upon a time, a brown eyed girl named Rachel lived in a small Midwestern town. Her family occupied a hundred year old house surrounded by edible gardens. Their kitchen was always bustling with cooking activity. Granny invited Rachel and her little brother Reuben to lunch. Father sliced off some fresh homemade corned beef...

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