Monday, June 12th, was National Jerky Day! Jerky is a form of preserved meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut, and dried in order to prevent spoiling. Salt can also be added to aid with preservation. The word “jerky” comes from the Quechua “ch’arki,” which means “dried, salted meat.” Jerky has been around for centuries and remains popular today, with more exotic types of jerky hitting the market like kangaroo, elk, alligator, and buffalo. Learn how to make your own homemade jerky with this recipe from All Recipes!