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Whats the weather like down your way? Its done nothing but rain in Rocklin ever since I got here, as well as throw up a tornado. Today its as bleak as Slough in January out there! I mean, Slough for Christs sake! Holy sh*t!
I grew up with biltong and now that I'm in the US, I really miss it. Jerky is just not the same. Jerky is sliced thinner and is more brittle (less chewy) than biltong. Jerky also tends to be sweeter. We've been trying to perfect making our own biltong. We've just done a batch of deer biltong and it came out really nice.
I usually prefer my biltong very dry and somewhat brittle, so I wouldn't mind that in jerky. The sweetness, on the other hand, might be a bit weird. I understand jerky is also often smoked. I assume that would be very prominent in the taste?
<layer>making our own biltong
Well that's good. If the yanks don't know how to make biltong you've got to take matters into your own hands.
What is this talk of release? I do not release software. My software escapes leaving a bloody trail of designers and quality assurance people in its wake.
Speaking as a ex SA resident (1970-1975) who now lives in USA/Chicago, I would say biltong is better. I remember getting biltong to go hiking or camping, and it would last a good long time. Jerky is similar enough, a reasonable substitute but thinner cut generally and not as flavourful.
I appreciate the offer but I'm taking steps to get out of programming entirely.
Everything is moving to the web and I hate HTML with a smoking hot passion.