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pink curing salt?

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cookfood Mar 15, 2013 02:39 PM

a little late on this one but wanting to make homemade corned beef...it will take a few days, but one of the ingredients is pink curing salt.
anyone know where i can get it? and what would happen if i didnt use it?
brookline/newton/watertown

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    celeriac RE: cookfood Mar 15, 2013 02:40 PM

    Here's a thread from earlier this week on where to find it:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/893375

    If you don't use it, your corned beef will taste a little different (less "cured"), and it will be grey rather than red.

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      cookfood RE: celeriac Mar 15, 2013 02:52 PM

      thanks so much!

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      cookfood RE: cookfood Mar 15, 2013 02:40 PM

      *its the americas test kitchen recipe-about 4 days.
      (i realized i should clarify when i saw a recipe just now that takes 2 weeks!)

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        bakerboyz RE: cookfood Mar 15, 2013 04:24 PM

        I just picked some up at Williams Sonoma.

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