Culinate’s Unexplained Bacon
Matthew Amster-Burton’s blog Unexplained Bacon, hosted on the culinary site Culinate, is a great resource for home cooks who want to stretch their learning curve. We particularly like his essay about what makes good milk great, as well as his steps for making your own homemade sausage. By detailing the process of sausage-making and removing the fear factors (casing, smoking, drying, and working with fat back), Amster-Burton makes a messy, intricate, and often frustrating process approachable. He also happens to be the author of the book Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father’s Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater (Houghton Mifflin, 2009), one of our newest favorite food reads and a must for any parent of a picky toddler.