P.J. Booth, the author of A Charcuterie Diary, was a self-taught “charcuterer” whose love of cured meats was more a hobby than a career. This book will help you overcome that initial fear of going into the world of Charcuterie and sets you on a journey to finding and making your perfect product.
From starting out with the inedible to gaining more and more experience, P.J Booth takes you on his journey of experimenting with recipes and techniques that suited his environment as an outright and complete hobbiest. This book brings charcuterie into the modern era providing recipes in metrics, using reliable ingredients that are easy to get hold of and actually explains the processes of charcuterie.
He says, "Do not be afraid of charcuterie. It is a technique for meat preservation, the origins of which were lost in time. If people wearing leather sandals without electricity can do it, then so can you. I am a lawyer, not a chef and I can do it." P.J Booth has a charm and a wit about his writing that draws in the reader through his journey of charcuterie-making. A lawyer, a family man with a passion for making top quality charcuterie products. Nothing else can explain the desire to write 75,000 words on such an esoteric subject.
If you are looking for the Charcuterie Book that goes into real depth describing the beautiful processes and detailed experiences that can help you become a well-rounded "Charcuterer", then this is the book for you.