Recipes from An Epicurious Lifestyle's kitchen

Tag: Turkey

Tony’s Chili

Tony’s Chili

Tony’s Chili You know the kind of friends that you always have so much fun with…well, that’s our friends, Karen and Tony! I have known Karen my whole life; we grew up in the same neighborhood. I always looked up to her because she was […]



Potstickers Yield: 22 potstickers I made lettuce cups the other night and had some of the filling leftover… so I decided to make potstickers (Pierce’s favorite!) I used the food processor to make the filling easier to put in the potstickers. View The Lettuce Cups […]

el Salchichero Charcuterie

el Salchichero Charcuterie

Chris LaVeque and his Crew: Eli Chausse, Jo Williams, Ren Hogue and Kyle Kurek.

El Salchichero is an old school butcher shop (Handcrafted Charcuterie.) Chris, the owner (sausage wrangler) and his crew are very knowledgeable and helpful!

Chris LaVeque, as his business card states: sausage wrangler!

~At the Shop

Here at el Salchichero, our mission is to provide you with the best meat products using locally sourced humanely raised animals. We use only the finest ingredients from our local farmers. We are both locally owned and operated. It is our passion to provide the highest quality and purest flavors from our table to yours. Thank you for your support. If you don’t see what you want on the list, Ask the Butcher! ~Quoted from their website:

They also have Fresh this Week page that you can log onto

Here is a list of their classes (btw…family this would nice b-day gift for me!)

*April 16th – Charcuterie (Hands on)
*May 21st – Whole Hog
*June 18th – Lamb
*July 16th – Sausage 101
*August 6th – Beef Hindquarter

Look how amazing these stuffed Cornish game hens look…they were putting these together when I was in taking pictures…I couldn’t resist them! ~Yum!

Here are the days and times you can catch el Salchichero Charcuterie at the Farmer’s Markets:

  • Santa Cruz Downtown Market, every Wednesday, 1:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Scotts Valley Market, every Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM
  • Live Oak Market, every Sunday, 9 AM to 1 PM

el Salchichero is located in the Swift Street Courtyard, 402 Ingalls Street, Suite 5, Santa Cruz, CA. 95060

Telephone number: (831) 423-MEAT (6328)

~Happy Cooking!