Use a who's-free-when app to find a good night and invite some friends over. Keep it to 4 people max, or else it turns into a drunken clown ensemble.
Once you turn it into a regular occasion, give your meat club a name, like the Salami Slingers or Chi-Town Chorizos. Create a team Twitter account, tweet your meat trophies, and give us a follow @meatclubin. Bonus points for making team aprons and wristbands.
We originally started Meat Club as a constructive guys' night. But guys and gals are welcome at Meat Club — as long as they love meat.
Here are a few of the meat projects we'll feature in Meat Club the Book, as well as some dry-cured recipes (maybe for book #2?). Our book won't be on the shelves for a while, so in the meantime pick up a copy of Michael Ruhlman's Charcuterie.
There aren't many rules to Meat Club, but they're pretty damn important.
Whenever we mentioned Meat Club, someone inevitably asked, "What's the first rule? Or are you not allowed to talk about it?"
We just had to add these Fight Club-esque rules to our weekly sausage fest. While a bit cliché, we felt that without those rules Meat Club would simply be incomplete.
We made thousands of pounds of meat in our club, and decided to put together a collection of tips and our favorite recipes. We wrote the book we wish we'd had when we started our meat club - simple, illustrative, concise, and fun.
We're going to initially publish Meat Club as an app, so sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop on our progress...
... and follow us on the socials to be the first to hear when it hits the app store.
Post your meat trophy pics up on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr with the hashtag #meatclub.