We're ready and waiting...for the salami season!

Written by Lisa Baggio — May 29, 2014

With the first day of winter fast approaching, we've been gearing up for the long awaited Salami Season! Although, with all this warm weather we have been having, you would think it was still some weeks off : ) Nevertheless, we're ready for it! Our online store, and Reservoir & Clayton stores are fully stocked with every piece of equipment and supplies imaginable to make the perfect salumi. Our equipment includes Italian-made electric & manual FLB Mincers, FLB Fillers, mixers and vacuum machines. Our supplies include casings, netting, string, prickers, tubes, salt, spices, pepperoni sauce and vacuum bags.   

We learnt last year that Melbourne's (and Australia's) "Salami Army" is growing! So we are fully stocked and ready for an even bigger and better salami season this year. Whether you are buying in bulk or require only a few supplies to get you started, we will cater for your every need!

Salami 101 @ Farm Vigano

It was a full house last Saturday at Salami 101, our salami-making course that was held at Farm Vigano in conjunction with The Meat Room. Our 24 participants enjoyed the atmosphere at the stunning and historic Farm Vigano. They were taken on a tour of the property and given the history of Farm Vigano by co-owner, David Petrilli. The workshop commenced with a butchery and de-boning demonstration of a pig by James and Marcel from The Meat Room. This was followed by a session facilitated by our very own Frank Bovezza who shared all the secrets in the craft of making homemade salami. Our participants were delighted with a spectacular lunch of anipasti, pizza, slow roasted lamb and porchetta, skillfully cooked by the chefs at Farm Vigano. After lunch, it was a hands on workshop involving all the participants as they practiced the art of salami making in small groups. On behalf of Farm Vigano, The Meat Room and Home Make It, we would like to thank all the participants for helping to make the day such a wonderful and memorable experience for all involved. We would especially like to thank the participants who travelled all the way from WA and NSW to attend the course - true Salami Army cadets :)

Below are some highlights from the day. If you would like to see some more photos from the day, click on our Facebook Page for the full album. 

Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival

What a fabulous time had by all at the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival 2014. Home Make It were  major sponsors again of this great event which celebrates the homemade and home-grown produce and skills of the local residents. The festival is a community celebration of food traditions and sustainable food practices. We would like to extend our congratulations to the City of Darebin for their 10 year Anniversary for the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival. Thousands of people were in attendance over the course of the week, enjoying the atmosphere, sampling and judging the tasty produce and beverages supplied for the competitions, as well as participating in the vast array of workshops on offer that were ran by our expert Home Make It team and other community groups and individuals. If you would like to see all the highlights from our week at the Festival, click on our Facebook page for the full album. 

Here are some images of the day;

Pasta workshop at Preston Market with Elena, Pina, Manuella and Liz

Brew In A Bag Workshop at the Preston Shire Hall with Steve Lamberto

Salami Workshop at the Preston Shire Hall with Steve Lamberto and James & Marcel from The Meat Room

Wine Making and Wine Appreciation by Steve Lamberto at Preston Shire Hall.

To see more pictures from the evening, you can click on our Facebook Page for the full album.  

...and all the festivities and competition winners at the Preston Town Hall. Categories for Judge's Choice and People's Choice included "Best Homemade Wine", "Best Home Brew", "Best Homemade Ajvar", "Best Homemade Passata" and "Best Preserved Olives". The City of Darebin's very own Mayor, Cr. Gaitano Greco was present to present the many awards.   

Melbourne Salami Festa

Home Make It are proud to announce that we will be a Major Partner again of the 2014 Melbourne Salami Festa. Tickets are now selling for the very popular Salami Sessions. Learn the art of salami making at their one day hands on and instructional workshops. Book early to secure your place.

 

Food & Beverage Courses

We have released new dates for our Winter food and beverage courses, which include our Beer Fest Course, Pizza Making Course, Camembert Cheese Course, Mozzarella Cheese Making Course, Cider Making Course and Salami & Cured Meats Course. Bookings can be made Online with the ease and security of Paypal, or you can book directly with our stores.

 

Good Food and Wine Show

We will be exhibiting at the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend (Friday 30th May - Sunday 1st June). You'll find us at stand F24, so be sure to come and say hello, and meet the team at Home Make It.  

 

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Have a great weekend :)

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