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Made at Home: Curing & Smoking: From Dry Curing to Air Curing and Hot Smoking, to Cold Smoking [Kindle Edition]

Dick Strawbridge , James Strawbridge
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Curing and smoking are two of the best ways to preserve and enjoy meat, fish and even dairy products. From salami and ham to bresaola and smoked salmon, cured meat and fish can be expensive to buy and cook with; and often the quality is questionable. So take control and do it yourself. Nothing could be better than sitting down to dine on luxury, made at home grub. With very little effort, you can create your own cures, hot and cold smoke with wood chippings and even smoke delicate meats and seafood on your stovetop with scented teas and rice. Whether you're an urbanite or country lover, it's easy to have a go at the Good Life. With a how-to guide on every technique featuring step-by-step, practical instruction, tips and advice, and dozens of delicious recipes to inspire you, you'll be making your own salt beef, dry-cured hams, salamis, smoked cheeses, gravadlax and smoked oysters in no time.

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The Made at Home series is a natural successor to the bestselling and genre creating RHS Grow Your Own Veg by Carol Klein (also published by Mitchell Beazley); Hand-crafted food is a major new lifestyle trend; As part of a four-title series, Curing & Smoking comes in an appealing package for easy promotion; Dick & James will star in ITV's new show The Hungry Sailors in Spring 2012; They are more than energetic and versatile TV presenters, they're experts in the Good Life.

About the Author

Dick & James Strawbridge are experts in the Good Life - and it's the life they've led at Newhouse Farm, their smallholding in Cornwall, in the southwest of England. On just 3 acres of land in the midst of a village they've produced an abundance of good things to eat and drink: fruits and vegetables that they eat fresh, juice, ferment and preserve, pigs for ham, sausages, salamis and bacon, a mixed flock of birds for eggs and eating, and bees for honey - to name a few. It's been a lifestyle driven by their desire to eat well every day.Dick & James appear regularly on TV in the UK and Australia. The whole family featured on the BBC's It's Not Easy Being Greenówhich documented their move to Newhouse Farm. Dick is a regular host of C4's Scrapheap Challenge, contributes frequently to Coast on the BBC and last year came 2nd place on the BBC's Celebrity Masterchef, showcasing his cooking talent.Dick & James will appear together on ITV1's The Hungry Sailors from Spring 2012, and there's more to come. When they're not on location, tending the garden, feeding the animals or cooking and eating, they're spreading the word and sharing what they've learned. Previous books include It's Not Easy Being Green (BBC Books) and Practical Self-Sufficiency (DK).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 53988 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (28 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094G4H3C
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,048 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curing and Smoking 6 July 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent little book for those who are interested in having a go at curing and or smoking their own food. Even old hands like me will pick up a few new tips.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really good book 15 Jan. 2013
By caro
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this book as a guide to starting smoking and have found it inspirational. All the advice is clear and simply explained and so far everything we've tried has been great. Recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real deal by real ( modern ) people 8 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Dick & his son have written a modern easy reading highly accurate classic that will be around for a long time and be used by many many people who prefer to prepare their own food rather than take the lesser stuff found in most shops , butchers and supermarkets.

The book covers just about everything you can smoke in hot or cold wood smoke, the recipes are easy to read and have been proven over and over again.

I'm delighted & honoured to be able to be able to recommend this book to anyone thinking of ,or who are even remotely interested in curing or smoking your own foods

I've Kindled this edition , read it five times in 12 days from stat to fin as well as going back and forth within it many times and will be getting the hard backed edition as I want to flick back and forth over certain sections ( this is not so easy on a Kindle Lite .

Hat's off to both of you guys and your families ... you're onto a real winner over and over again.

PS I've recently cold smoked my first 4 lb. of cheese chunks , then cured and smoked 500 gram of farmed salmon ( can't afford fresh line caught Atlantic salmon yet ).

Our New Years Day breakfast was our eating some of our home smoked cheese and salmon on crackers ,cheese crackers and water biscuits whilst sipping Strawbery Sekt
You're right , shop or super market sourced stuff are not a patch on the home smoked foods .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 22 Jan. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I already have another Dick and James book and love that (Self-sufficiency)

Although have yet to try making anything from the book - I have read it and think it is simply written and easy to understand.
There are a few things I am looking forward to making - am hoping to have a couple of pigs this year - so will need to be able to process them - so will come in useful then.

Written to appeal to both men and women - another great and useful book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book 25 Feb. 2013
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Another great book I purchased writeen by Dick and James Strawbridge. They explain things to well and their methods for curing and smoking look so straightforward. I am looking forward to starting smoking and curing fish and meat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curing and smoking 11 Nov. 2013
By Mushie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my husband who is trying to smoke fish etc. so far so good as he is just learning. The first few attempts were okay
, we did not eat them but our collie dog loved them. so he gets a treat now and again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 3 Sept. 2012
By jacko
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book for novice's like me who are interested in curing and smoking food at home.

The book gives helpfull information on all aspects of curing and smoking as well as some good recipes to use once you have cured or smoked your own food. A good book to purchase for anyone just starting off.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bacon etc. homemade 2 Dec. 2013
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Perfect for first timers with easy to follow steps and instructions. Have made a few things out of here with positive results
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