'The Complete Art and Science of Sausage Making'
By: Tonia Reinhard, Brendan Reinhard & Brent Mitchell
(Paperback / Robert Rose / 272 Pages / $24.95)
Description: There are techniques and secrets to learning how to make sausage in the home kitchen. Making sausages is an ancient art that has made a remarkable comeback in recent years. Tania Reinhard explains the science to making sausages, taking all the guesswork out of it, making it a fun, safe and exciting project for any aspiring sausage maker.
Verdict: 'The Complete Art and Science of Sausage Making: 150 Healthy Homemade Recipes from Chorizo to Hot Dogs' is a truly fabulous book with great information and wonderful photos. This book is fun to read even if you never have plans to make any sausages. The writing is clear, entertaining and really interesting to read. I mean, who knew there was so much to sausage making?
There are lots of recipes as well as clear instructions on how to make your own links. The book is well laid out and easy to understand with a glance at the table of contents. Starting with the right tools and equipment there are step-by-step instructions that explain just how healthy sausages can be made simply by using the right ingredients and seasonings.
The book has an extraordinary variety of recipes with the best techniques from all over the world. Ingredients range from the classic pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and turkey, to wild game, fish and even vegetarian and vegan sausages. Here are some of these tantalizing recipes:
Classics like Chorizo, Frankfurters, Salami, Keilbasa, Liverwurst, and Breakfast Sausage.
Pork recipes include Sicilian Sausage, Sage Potato Sausage, American Brat, Pesto Pork Sausage and Jamaican Jerk Sausage.
There is also a huge variety of chicken and turkey recipes like Chicken Parmesan Sausage, Persian Chicken, Turkey de Provence, Thanksgiving Turkey and Athenian Chicken.
The vegetarian and vegan recipes include Malaysian Satay, Sausage de Bologna, Greek Sausage, The Nutty Vegan and Lebanese Majadra.
Meal planning is easy with complete menus and the perfect pairings for sausage. The expert instructions, techniques and tips are crucial for any home sausage maker.
As for who wrote it, well, Tonia Reinhard is the Director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and a Senior Lecturer at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is also the Course Director for Clinical Nutrition at the School of Medicine at Wayne State and has authored several publications ranging from technical papers to articles for dietitians, health practitioners and consumers. She is the author of the bestseller Superjuicing and Superfoods.
Brendan Reinhard is the manager of the sausage department at Country Smoke House in Almont, Michigan. Brent Mitchell is the head chef at Country Smoke House, which specializes in sausage making, barbecue, butchery, smoked meats and catering.