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Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages Paperback – March 21, 2012
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If you want to buy one book about sausages,this is the one ,believe me you do not need any other.
It made me understand clearly the magic of sausage making,
I can from now on formulate my own sausages because now i know quite well the science behind.
Until now i made the following sausages :-
1-Kosher beef sausage
2-Liver pate sausage
3-Mortadella di bologna
Taste ,texture and aroma are out of this world especially if you allow them to mature for 2 or 3 days in the fridge before you consume them.
Honestly they are better than the ones that i use to buy from the deli.
For me no more buying from the shops.
Page 153 and 154 alone worth the price of this book because they simply provide you with the secret of making better than the shops sausages
Large variety of sausages as an example fresh sausages ,cooked sausages,emulsified sausages,boiled sausages,liver sausages ,head cheeses and meat jelies,fermented sausages and for the first time ever in any book that i read and owned a full chapter on kosher sausages (special sausages)
They show you exceedingly simple,easy methods and techniques to achieve a first class products
Full chapter on how to cure meat , the different methods used and the ingredients to use
Full chapters on how to make hams,bacons and dried meats
Full chapters on poultry,fish and wild game
Full chapters on barbecuing and canning
They are two types of Pastrami in this book ,the cooked (pastrami)and the dried uncooked (pastirma )they are next in my list to make.
Actally i can not say enough about this book ,it is the complete book about sausages and cured meat ever written
I recommend it highly.
This is book is NOT about fresh sausage or Duck Confit(Ruhlman)This book is about:
CHARCUTERIE dried, smoked, cured, brined & jellied!!!
A good section on meat science (I think possibly lifted from Forrest's "Principles of Meat Science"? LOL)it covers all of the areas I mentioned above...for novice or advanced (I make 6 - 12 different types of salamis, loins, butts, hams & bacons every year).
If you are interested specifically in making salamis then their other book "The art of making Fermented Sausages" has more recipes, but the rest of that material is covered in this book as well.
If you want make Charcuterie, this is THE definitive book printed to date. Thanks again guys.
This book suffers from a few grammatical errors here and there, and a couple anomalies in the way they present multiple amounts in a few of the recipes. Why? Because these are sausage makers that have turned book writers because they want to share their enormous wealth of information.
This isn't a beautiful book with glossy pictures and sharp writing. This isn't a book for your coffee table. This is a book to push you to become an expert sausage maker. And it's amazing. I love all kinds of cookbooks - but the kind I love the most are the ones that teach me new methods to make amazing food. And this was the best 15 bucks I've ever spent on a cookbook.
Note: All the recipes that put meat through dangerous conditions (ie. botulism loving conditions) use nitrates. They talk a lot about nitrates and don't give ways to avoid nitrates, so if that's what you're looking for steer clear. But it's understandable - cured and cold smoked sausages used to cause a large percentage of fatal food poisoning cases around the world, but nitrates have made them very safe. But there are plenty of recipes without nitrates and there is such good detail in the techniques that you can use the information to change certain techniques of recipes to avoid nitrates - like say, avoiding smoking sausages in the botulism danger range so that you dont need the nitrates. This will affect the taste though. In other words even if you are aiming for the non-nitrate route this book is SUPER helpful.
The second book, "Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages" by Stanley Marianski and Adam Marianski ($26.95, Bookmagic LLC, 686 pp.) starts from that same viewpoint, but takes the topic to a degree of detail that seemingly makes this a text book. There's definitely no question left unanswered in "Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages", plus there are sections on ham, bacons, dried meats and more. The Marianskis have previously been featured in this column for their book "Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design", which was also well received. As with their previous book, they cover the topic in depth and write in a very concise, almost technical style. There are plenty of illustrations to support the information.
Take your pick or buy them both. If you're ready to launch into home sausage making, these are the books for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of information in this book. Everything is covered and I mean everything! At times it is a hard read because of the death the technical information goes into. Read morePublished 2 days ago by David Bowers
This is a great book, full of very detailed, useful information. Anybody looking to make great food needs to read this book.Published 15 days ago by Joseph D. Draper
Comprehensive. Not the most user friendly for doing this on a small scale but obviously expert advice.Published 15 days ago by Keith A Houck
This book has been the best one so far. It goes into depth about everything one needs to know about meat, especially sausage. Read morePublished 23 days ago by piper
Great book, extremely informative. Instead of just a collection of recipes, which it also has, it gives you the tools to create recipes to your own tastes because it teaches you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Austin Gaydos