I got this book
for Christmas. There are a lot of recipes for sausage, boudin, and such that require "curing salt," a mixture of salt, spices, and preservatives that provides flavor and prevents spoilage. Previous discussions
have called this pink salt or Prague powder.
I can't find this anywhere. I've checked Harris Teeter, Shoppers, Yes Organic Market, and Eastern Market. No one had it or even knew what it was. Eastern Market is the only butcher I know of that's around me (Capitol Hill area), and they were no help.
DC people: any ideas? Or do I need to mail order this? I'm reluctant to use mail order because I'll also need sausage casings at some point, and I imagine those don't hold up well or would be expensive to keep fresh in transit.