Technique: How to Use Bread Starter to Cure a Cow’s Heart

Stages at One Washington, Dover, New Hampshire

The idea for curing a cow’s heart started with a pig’s heart dish I did before, curing it simply in salt, ground juniper, and black pepper. When the dairy farm I work with said they were slaughtering cows, and asked if I wanted any beef, I said no to the beef, but said: “Here’s an odd question could you save me the hearts?” It turns out that isn’t an odd question for a dairy farm...