Full of well-tested methods and reliable advice, this book offers a wealth of information for amateur chefs and gourmets alike.
Author: Keith Erlandson
Publisher: Random House
Home Smoking and Curing introduces an inspirational method of retaining and enhancing the subtle flavours of fresh fish and game. With clear and simple instructions backed up by diagrams, Keith Erlandson leads you through the basic techniques of smoking food. Whether you're looking to prepare your own smoked salmon and bacon, or create some really impressive dishes for entertaining, Home Smoking and Curing will guide you through the processes. With delicious recipes ranging from smoked rabbit pie to smoked oysters and venison, there are dishes for every occasion. In addition it contains: * advice on choosing raw ingredients * making the most of meats in season * easy to follow instructions for building your own kiln * useful information on commercial smokers First published in 1977 and never out of print, this classic guide has introduced thousands of home cooks to the pleasures of smoking and curing food. Full of well-tested methods and reliable advice, this book offers a wealth of information for amateur chefs and gourmets alike.
Once you become addicted to home smoking and sharing the results of your skills with admiring friends and family, you will not be able to stop yourself thinking about recipes, planning marinades and rubs, inventing sauces and generally ...
Author: Joanna Farrow
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Make the tastiest bacon, most delicious smoked fish, or perfectly cured salami without the need for high-tech equipment or expensive ingredients. Smoking and curing originated as ways to preserve food before the advent of tin cans, freezers and vacuum packs. Nowadays, these ancient skills are enjoying a comeback as many of us look towards a more self-sufficient and rewarding way of preparing, storing and eating our food. In this book, author Joanna Farrow explains how with some basic ingredients and equipment, you can soon be salting, curing, air-drying, and smoking a whole range of seasonal and year-round produce. With clear instructions and advice to help you get started, plus twenty-five original recipes for meat, game, and shellfish, this book will give you the confidence and know-how to begin your own experiments. What could be more delicious than home-cured bacon, subtle smoked salmon, or air-dried ham? With guides to setting up your own smoker, preparing salt and brine cures, drying, and preserving, Self-Sufficiency: Home Smoking and Curing is the perfect introduction to making the most of meat, fish, game and poultry.
With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, this book is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to smoke, brine or air-dry their way to a happier kitchen.
Author: Steven Lamb
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the thirteenth River Cottage Handbook, Steven Lamb shows how to cure and smoke your own meat, fish and cheese. Curing and smoking your own food is a bit of a lost art in Britain these days. While our European neighbours have continued to use these methods on their meat, fish and cheese for centuries, we seem to have lost the habit. But with the right guidance, anyone can preserve fresh produce, whether living on a country farm or in an urban flat – it doesn't have to take up a huge amount of space. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, it's easy to take good-quality ingredients and turn them into something sensational. Curing & Smoking begins with a detailed breakdown of any kit you might need (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook) and an explanation of the preservation process – this includes a section showing which products and cuts are most suitable for different methods of curing and smoking. The second part of the book is organised by preservation method, with an introduction to each one, and comprehensive guidance on how to do it. And for each method, there are, of course, many delicious recipes! These include chorizo Scotch eggs, salt beef, hot smoked mackerel, home-made gravadlax ... and your own dry-cured streaky bacon sizzling in the breakfast frying-pan. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, this book is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to smoke, brine or air-dry their way to a happier kitchen.
Home-Smoking Home cooks can smoke their own food, but results depend on the equipment. You can certainly smoke on your stovetop with a pot or roasting pan, a rack to fit inside, and some sort of cover—and an excellent exhaust system.
Author: Michael Ruhlman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
An essential update of the perennial bestseller. Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, pâtés, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide to that movement, spreading the revival of this ancient culinary craft. Early in his career, food writer Michael Ruhlman had his first taste of duck confit. The experience “became a fascination that transformed into a quest” to understand the larger world of food preservation, called charcuterie, once a critical factor in human survival. He wondered why its methods and preparations, which used to keep communities alive and allowed for long-distance exploration, had been almost forgotten. Along the way he met Brian Polcyn, who had been surrounded with traditional and modern charcuterie since childhood. “My Polish grandma made kielbasa every Christmas and Easter,” he told Ruhlman. At the time, Polcyn was teaching butchery at Schoolcraft College outside Detroit. Ruhlman and Polcyn teamed up to share their passion for cured meats with a wider audience. The rest is culinary history. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated is organized into chapters on key practices: salt-cured meats like pancetta, dry-cured meats like salami and chorizo, forcemeats including pâtés and terrines, and smoked meats and fish. Readers will find all the classic recipes: duck confit, sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pâté de campagne, and knackwurst, among others. Ruhlman and Polcyn also expand on traditional mainstays, offering recipes for hot- and cold-smoked salmon; shrimp, lobster, and leek sausage; and grilled vegetable terrine. All these techniques make for a stunning addition to a contemporary menu. Thoroughly instructive and fully illustrated, this updated edition includes seventy-five detailed line drawings that guide the reader through all the techniques. With new recipes and revised sections to reflect the best equipment available today, Charcuterie: Revised and Updated remains the undisputed authority on charcuterie.
Introduces beginners to the ancient art of preserving meat, fish, and game with full-color photographs and clear instructions on how to select meats and avoid contamination, how to choose smokers, and how to use various tools.
Author: Monte Burch
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Introduces beginners to the ancient art of preserving meat, fish, and game with full-color photographs and clear instructions on how to select meats and avoid contamination, how to choose smokers, and how to use various tools. Also includes recipes for rubs, sauces, and marinades.
With this book, A. D. Livingston combines a lifetime of Southern culinary knowledge with his own love of authentic home smoking and curing techniques.
Author: A. D. Livingston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
With this book, A. D. Livingston combines a lifetime of Southern culinary knowledge with his own love of authentic home smoking and curing techniques. He teaches how to prepare smoked and salted hams, fish, jerky, and game—adapting today's materials to yesterday's traditional methods. As he writes, “you can smoke a better fish than you can buy, and you can cure a better ham without the use of any chemicals except ordinary salt and good hardwood smoke.” This book shows you how, and includes more than fifty recipes—such as Country Ham with Redeye Gravy, Canadian Bacon, Scandinavian Salt Fish, and Venison Jerky—as well as complete instructions for: * Preparing salted, dried fish * Preparing planked fish, or gravlax * Building a modern walk-in smokehouse * Constructing small-scale barbecue smokers * Choosing woods and fuels for smoking * Salt-curing country ham and other meats