JAMBON CRU (FRENCH STYLE PANCETTA) DIY SET
It’s here! La Vie Rustic’s Jambon Cru Set is ready and in good supply, just in time for early holiday shoppers.Looking for something special for the meat-loving, DIY-ers in your life?
La Vie Rustic’s Jambon Cru set might be the answer. Imagine a fresh leg of pork happily curing in its redwood curing box, packed with salt, then being seriously rubbed with herbs and pepper, wrapped in cheesecloth and hanging in a cool, dry place to finish up.
Then, ready to sample and share 6 months and 18 or so pounds later. It’s your own personal supply of jambon cru for pizzas, for salads, to stuff into figs, or wrap around melons and more.
It’s easy to do with La Vie Rustic’s Jambon Cru set – and of course, the set includes beginning to end instructions. Sorry- we can’t include the fresh pork leg and bulk coarse crystal salt. Order the pork from your favorite market. The salt is readily available in 40 pound bags at hardware and home improvement stores. Fresh Pork Leg and Salt not included.
Find ordering information at www.lavierustic.com on the Cuisine page.
VINTAGE LETTERPRESS JOYEUX NOEL CARDS
Holiday Cards? Right here. I’ve created a version for La Vie Rustic of the holiday cards I’ve had printed over the years for my personal use.
The cards are created with hand-set vintage lead letters, then letterpress printed in small quantities by a master printer on his mid-century Heidleberg press, the same one that prints La Vie Rustic’s Vegetable Seed Collections.
The folded, cream-colored cards, with matching envelopes, are left blank inside so you can write your own message.
For ordering, information, see www.lavierustic.com on the new Holiday page. Yes, there will be more holiday items coming soon!
GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Plus, I think anything that anything La Vie Rustic sells makes a good holiday gift, from Heirloom French Lettuce Seeds to Fig-infused sea salt (Sel de Figues) and of course the Roulade and Jambon Cru sets and fresh-cut sweet bay laurel – tied with a ribbon for the holiday season!
RECETTE DU JOUR
Wild Arugula, Pear, and Parmesan Salad
This is my interpretation of a salad I recently had at Farina restaurant in San Francisco. To make it a main dish salad, add thin slivers of jambon cru. The salad was so fresh and light, perfect for fall weather that I immediately made it for dinner the next night.
2- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons red wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 handfuls of wild arugula
1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced, lenghtwise
8 slices of Parmesan cheese, sliced from a large chunk of cheese with a vegetable peeler
In a large bowl, using a fork or whisk, mix together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper to make a vinaigrette.
Add the wild arugula and toss.
Arrange half the arugula on a salad plate, mounding it high. Arrange half the pears and half the cheese around the mound. Repeat with the remaining arugula, cheese, and pear.
Makes 2 servings.
And if you want to go ~Farina Focaccia & Cucina Italiana, Address: 3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Phone:(415) 565-0360 www.farina-foods.com