If you’re rapidly becoming a fan of our bresola, duck or lamb prosciutto, and you’re a fan of great locavore DC brands, then show your love! Announcing Cured. DC swag. Featuring the fine designs of Cliff Weaver, Cured. DC swag is now available in various forms: apron, mug, or quality t-shirts (both men and women’s sizes). And our tees are available in a few different colors for just $20 – “asphalt” is one of my favorites.
Affordable, fun and something to wear when your DC Brau t-shirt is in the wash! So keep an eye out for us when we’re at the Navy Yard Farmer’s market or out and about doing tastings, we’ll have some t-shirts on hand for those who want them. You can find our stuff online here.
I have a tremendous amount of respect for the farmers and purveyors who I source my meat from. I personally have developed relationships with these folk to understand intimately where our meat really comes from. Its shaped my philosophy about consuming as well as curing meat. I believe first and foremost we should be paying what the true price is for our meat–that is, understanding that we’re paying for life, to give life, and if the animal is raised with care and concern, and processed with the same attention, then it should come at premium to you, the consumer. Its part of the cycle of respect for life.
So much of what we consume arrives in a carton or styrofoam package, anonymous and detached from it’s lifesource. That’s why I’m delighted to share with you this short film by Sahar Sarshar about a recent visit I made to Truck Patch Farm in Carroll County, Maryland, run by a 5th generation farmer, Bryan Kerney. Bryan and I are good friends now and I count him also as a mentor and so thanks to Sahar and Bryan and everyone else who helped me tell this story.
You can also get Truck Patch Farm’s products at the Mt. Pleasant, U Street and Bloomingdale Farmer’s Market in DC, as well as the Baltimore Farmer’s Market on Saratoga St.
I’m excited to announce that Cured DC’s Duck Proscuitto made it on to the menu at Derek Brown’s (Passenger, Columbia Room) new sherry bar, Mockingbird Hill. Brown’s new joint is an exciting addition to DC’s emerging high-quality bar and cocktail culture. Sherry, as Brown put it, was in need of a re-awakening, and served along side fine Spanish and even local versions, will be fine Iberico and Virginia hams. Our duck prosciutto makes another tasty non-pork cured addition though. The salty sweetness of the fat and the decadent and rich nutty mouthfeel of the duck will knock your socks off when paired with Tio Pepe. But don’t take our word for it, DC’s Bright Young Things blog and the Washington Post agree, Brown’s new project is going to be a hit. Its truly an honor to have our product considered and selected among other fine DC artisanal brands including DC Brau, Three Stars, Green Hat Gin and Red Apron.