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Cook the Book: Sweet Italian Sausage

The key to really great sausage, as you'll learn from this recipe for Sweet Italian Sausage from Joshua and Jessica Applestone's The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meats, is allowing your chunks of pork shoulder or stew meat to sit or "sweat" in a spice blend for 24 hours before grinding them. The chilled meat grinds beautifully and letting the herbs and spices sit makes sure that you're left with patties (or links, if you're feeling ambitious) that are uniformly flavored. More

Grilling: Breakfast Sausage

I go straight into hoarding mode at the first sign of cooling air. My summer freezer, once bare except a bag of ice and a container of homemade ice cream, starts filling with meats to get me through the fall and winter. I've recently added one staple to my growing collection of pulled pork and sausages, something I couldn't live without during hibernation mode: breakfast patties. More

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Chickpeas and Lamb Sausage with Swiss Chard

Though not as well celebrated as the beginning of asparagus or tomato season, there's some real pleasure in spotting the first swiss chard at the market. Vibrantly colored, they pop out and just beg to be bought—I really can't resist them. Usually I enjoy swiss chard a side dish to some random meal, so it's nice to find this recipe from the blog Abby & Sam, which fully integrates them into a dish. More

Meat Lite: Lentil Sausage Ragout

Editor's note: Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. [Photograph from the Flickr photostream of Foodista] Ingredient... More

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