Tune in for the meatiest Fuhmentaboudit yet, featuring John Ratliff, founder of End's Meats NYC.  Chris and Mary hear how Ends Meats uses whole animals from responsible, pasture-raised farms in New York and New Jersey, along with imported spices to produce the tastiest cured meats possible. John goes on to explain that while fermenting meat is a complicated process that involves culturing the right type of bacteria "flora" that live in the process facility, or by adding carefully made started cultures and controlling the temperature/moisture of the environment, the friendly bacteria improves flavor, increases acidity, and converts nitrates.  Want more? Check out the website!