The River Cottage Curing and Smoking Handbook

The River Cottage Curing and Smoking Handbook

Steven Lamb

A completely useful consultant to curing and smoking meat, fish, cheese, and greens at home.

River Cottage, a long-standing pioneer for top of the range sustainable nutrition, is all approximately understanding the entire tale at the back of what is wear the desk. In precise River Cottage shape, this obtainable, compact consultant is bursting with crucial details for sourcing, butchering, smoking, and curing the complete hog, cow, bird, fish, and vegetable. Steven Lamb, a revered charcuterie authority, breaks down the normal equipment of curing and smoking to their most basic approaches, with considerable visible assets and 50 recipes. With a few salt, pepper, and sugar from the pantry, it is simple to show good-quality produce into remarkable, intriguing meals. This thorough, well timed guide starts off with a close breakdown of instruments (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook dinner) and a proof of the protection method, together with a bit on which cuts are most sensible for numerous equipment of curing and smoking. Lamb then dives into every one method--from dry-curing to fermentation, brining to smoking--in an easy, complete demeanour. And for every process, there are various scrumptious recipes, together with chorizo Scotch eggs, sizzling smoked mackerel, prosciutto, and dry-cured bacon.

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