Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Porky Pig~

There's a story that goes with this wonderful Italian Sausage we had 2 nights ago..

It is home made.
Last summer at my childhood friend Jojo's home..we had some wonderful prosciutto as an appetizer.We were visiting with Italian friends and they confirmed it was indeed delicious.My friend's husband told us he made it with his Italian friend..and began telling us the process.
Jacques and I were "oohing" and "aahing" and said : "We would love to learn something like this.."

Well our little wish became a reality and Jacques started our own prosciutto this week..Our friend did not forget us and invited Jacques to join in the process!

I gave Jacques my Sony and said oh please take a few photos so we have souvenirs!

And so he did:)

Above is our friend with his friend..seasoning the meat that has been salted and soaked in white wine..They started this process give everyone a head start.The meat was ordered well in advance.. the equipment is our friend's friend's..:) He has been making it for years.
Jacques enjoyed his time with them both very much..enjoyed the whole process.. and our son-in-law even called to see how all had went:)

It's a small world...
The gentleman.. sharing his expertise and equipment with Jacques..was also the kind stranger ..who many many moons ago..when we were without power for 13 days..and had no generator..(none were to be had during our terrible ice storm..) lent us his through our friend.We had never met him.
He's still sharing.

At the end of their time together this is what our prosciutto looks like..Until they get to the next steps..
We will enjoy serving it to our family..
I am already looking at new recipes.

The sausage was made by the 2 men with whatever pork was leftover.They were very good.

Our recent trip to Italy..reinforced our love for it..

From La Table De Nana

We're grateful to Jojo..Normand and Mr.P:)


  1. Monique, how interesting! Glad J enjoyed it. Such nice friends.

  2. How interesting! I have made sausage, but never even thought about this!
    Can't wait for you to taste it!

  3. Monique, how generous of Mr. P.

    What a fun day for J and his friend. And how wonderful that he took pictures.

  4. Jacques is my new hero!

    Monique, I've always been intrigued by the whole process. And while I'll probably never be brave enough to try making my own prosciutto, it is certainly easy to admire those who do.

  5. Thank goodness J took the camera wonderful to share this with all and I look forward to the finished project and what you will share with us then.

  6. i bet j was in hog heaven, snort snort!

    i miss you nana, its gonna be too dark at your blog...

  7. Thanks everyone!
    I will show you when it's all done:)

  8. What a delightful story, Monique. Our DSIL is experimenting with sausage-making too. I think it's a 'manly' thing ;) I can't wait to see what you do with them.