- Print Length: 708 Pages
- Publisher: Bookmagic, LLC
- Publication Date: March 21, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BAKOIKM
- ISBN-10: 0982426739
- ISBN-13: 978-0982426739
- File Format: EPUB
Just one look at the cover and one realizes that they didn’t put much time or money in the Graphic Design portion of the book. Why? They were too busy giving you a bibles worth of information on a tricky subject that is not well defined in the pantheon of cooking books.
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.