I am always looking for good resources rather in the realm of theology or .......or meat. I love the historical ways of working the ground, processing food and the old time tools that were used in the process. So when I saw this book I knew I would appreciate it. It's kind of like the bible of the meat realm.
This book, The River Cottage Curing and Smoking Handbook, by Steven Lamb, starts out with some basics like the history of curing and
smoking as well as the basic science behind it. It then walks you
through the process of both curing and smoking step by step. By the time
you are done reading the first half of the book you will know the
equipment, ingredients, and methods to cure or smoke your own meat at
home. The last half of the book is filled with recipes for you to try.
They are detailed including the technique you will use to cure the meat
as well as how long it will take. I would recommend this book to
anyone, especially if they love cured and smoked meats. This book is extremely thorough and in depth for the beginner or advanced person. I will be using this book for a long time to come. I received my complimentary copy courtesy of my friends at blogging for books, but you can pick up a copy at your favorite book store or on-line.
Till next time