It’s February 1st, and after a little over a week in the cure, my pancetta is finally ready to be rolled and hung. Let me tell you, for those folks participating in these monthly charcutepalooza challenges, having help with this task would have been a BIG advantage. Wrestling 5 pounds of pork with these two little hands was not an easy feat. It took for-fucking-ever, but I did it. It’s rolled, tied up and now hanging- barely- above the bottom surface of my wine fridge. One could almost say it’s standing… While this would have been easier with another person to assist me, I have to say the sense of accomplishment that comes from learning how to do this all on my own is really empowering. Now I have to figure out what to do, on my own, with several pounds of pancetta!