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Aug 16, 2014 02:38 AM

Best 'Make your own Sausage' book?

I am putting together a sausage making kit as a gift (for a guy). I would like to include a nice book on making your own sausages. Do you have one you like? Or suggestions on ones to avoid?

I have been considering Food DIY by Tim Hayward, with thoughts of extending the gift in the future (a small jar of my sourdough starter and a proving basket, for instance). I would love to hear if anyone's familiar with the sausage section of that book, to see if it's enough to get him going without needing any other books.

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    I would recommend Michael Ruhlman's book "Chacutarie." Covers not only sausage making, but pates, smoking meat, et al. Great reference.


    Thanks, that is just the kind of book I was looking for!


    Rytek Kutas is the industry standard. Been around since the 80's. Still the best IMO.