I'll say up front I have not made this, but . . . mortar & pestle-ing spices, fatback, dried wine powder, and passing everything through a grinder? It seems odd to me that this showing up on an Everyday Food email. I thought those were supposed be simple recipes?
I can't say I made these according to the recipe, but I got the gist of it and these were delicious! First, I used ground turkey and fresh bread crumbs from a baguette. I soaked the bread crumbs in milk and squeezed them out before adding to the turkey. Baking these in the oven was so simple! I'll never fry a meatball again! These were an excellent component of the wedding soup which is now a staple in my soup arsenal when I've got ground turkey around. I didn't bother with the fatback either.