Meredith Bethune

Meredith Bethune is a freelance food writer and blogger. Her work has appeared on Culinate and Farm to Table. Read more at

Smoke it if you’ve got it: DIY meat for locavores

Smoking your own meat is easier than it sounds -- even if don't own any of the fancy gear. Try this DIY technique.

Cure and simple: How to make your own bacon and charcuterie

Want to learn how to preserve that local pasture-raised meat? These recipes for homemade bacon and green chile chicken sausages should get you hooked.