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How to Make Sausage at Home

Meat grinders should be a glorified addition to the home kitchen, whether you're meats or making vegetable soup stocks.



A number of print advertisements a century ago depicted animals and vegetables gleefully seeking their own slaughter—a precursor to the so-called "suicide food" mascots like Charlie the Tuna and the California Raisins.

While the ad glorifies slaughter in a way that doesn't really represent the butcher shop, I still think meat grinders should be a glorified addition to the home kitchen, whether you're seeking an alternative to mechanical separated meats or making vegetable soup stocks.

They're pretty handy when it comes to making sausage (and quieter, too) as Michael Ruhlman demonstrates:

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