BAR HARBOR — Learn more about charcuterie with Chef David O’Brien at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at at the Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street. Charcuterie refers to the process of slowly drawing out moisture from meats, by the use of salts and spices and includes things like sausage, pâté, bacon and more. He will also have some samples of things he has made that you can taste that evening.
O’Brien will give a brief history of the how and why charcuterie came to be and will talk about how it is used today. He will cover how you can safely cure your own products at home, as well as the incorrect techniques that could lead to introducing pathogens into your food.
O’Brien attended the Culinary Institute of America and worked in Manhattan for a year at a Michelin starred restaurant, Wallse. He also worked at the Burning Tree in Otter Creek where he focused on preparing garden to table foods and fish dishes. O’Brien currently works at 555, a fine dining restaurant in Portland, Maine, that focuses on hyper-seasonal ingredients.
For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.