Author(s): Paul Thomas
An accessible, expert guide to the age-old craft of preparing meat and fish products by home curing, salting and drying. Shown in clear, step-by-step photographs, the techniques are straightforward to follow: the author describes home charcuterie as an almost magical process, and one to be enjoyed. The air-dried products include hams, lomo, lardo, coppa, bresaola, and salami - Milano, Toscano, Felino, Finnochiona, piccante, venison - as well as chorizo, sobrasada, and kielbasa. There are brine-cured hams, chine, salt beef and pastrami, pressed tongue, confit duck, pates, terrine, haggis, and faggots. There are sausages, of course, including black and white puddings, dry- and brine-cured bacons, guanciale, pancetta, lamb and mutton bacon, and dry-cured rack of lamb. There is jerky and biltong, and cured gravadlax and rollmops, and smoked foods including salmon, bacon and ham.