I love to read about my hobbies, A LOT. If you find yourself interested at all about the things that I am talking about on this blog may I suggest these books to you.
This is a history book, a chemistry lesson, and an instructional guide to tasting beer. This book gives you the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting, and food pairing. A must have for the craft beer lover.
This book is probably the one that my nose is in the most. With recipes for anything salted, spiced, smoked, dried, potted pickled and raw, combining full instructions with beautiful photography, this book shows how curing is an easy, and addictive, process.
Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman
For sausage, salami, terrines, confits, or anything dry cured this book has it all. Good charcuterie recipes are as closely guarded as family secrets. In this book Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman share with us the best techniques to cure, smoke, and preserve meat in the tradition of the best charcutiers out there.