“Food for me is not just food, not just a source of energy. This is an opportunity here and now to immerse yourself in something beautiful, he says Lev Muscat. – Here, for example, we make a Bavarian sausage with three types of mustard (dry + canned French + mustard boiled in beer). This sausage hangs to dry for a week. And now it’s ready, and I’m looking at my boyfriend for the first time. He tries, closes his eyes, chews. And he says: as if he were in Germany again.
You must enjoy the food. And not everyone can do it. So we strive for people, we invent, we try, we are lazy and we smoke. Hence – “Culture of taste”.
We tried to fish. Salo. Whole chicken and turkey.
“In the beginning it turned out, honestly, bad,” admits Lev. – I do not have special cooking training (and there is no other – only eleven classes). But I have a good feeling about the product, I feel how it sounds.
And I immediately realized that we were smoking on bad shavings (small and with bark), resulting in a metallic aftertaste. And it should not be. We experimented for a long time, a huge amount of food was thrown in the trash. You need to load at least twenty kilos in the oven – if you load a little, then the meat gets the whole flow of smoke and the whole temperature. It turns out dry.
For three months we sold absolutely nothing, we processed the technology. And only until the New Year were there several places in which I was one hundred percent sure. Pork neck, lard and chicken parts (wings are best). And – a leg of lamb, we cook it whole.
People started trying, ordering (we do not have a store yet, all orders are made through a group on social networks). Including – at the New Year’s table. On December 31, at eight o’clock in the evening, we delivered the last orders (we could not do anything for us). But it was wonderful. That was the first result. “
Work “Making in Karelia” talks about people we admire. You just look at them and believe: you will do it too. Why are these people so inspired? They do their own thing. It is not easy for them. It is often not fun at all. Sometimes they get discouraged and give up. But they continue to work. Catch fish or raise chickens, build houses or make cheese. Yes, songs to sing, finally. But so that life around is full of meaning. About the indifferent. About those who need it most: businessmen, farmers, social activists, mass entertainers. About those who always have something to do.