What book caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and my scanner? Well - it was Sausage by Nichola Fletcher. Thereby proving that there is a reference book for just about anything you could want. And this one is chock full of real size, colour pics of .....sausages.
From the publisher Dorling Kindersley:
"Sausage guides the reader on a country-by-country tour of sausage, describing and explaining the different types of sausage found in each region, how they're made, how they're used, and if they're fresh, dried, semi-dried, part-cooked, or cooked. Famous sausages from each region are celebrated, and classic recipes — such as fabada and cassoulet — are included so home cooks can expand their repertoire.
Sausage tells you everything you need to know about the different types and flavors of sausage, and how to buy, store, and serve them. For real aficionados, there is even direction on how to make your own salamis and sausages, and how to salt your own bacon.
This is a perfect book for foodies, cooks, eaters, kitchen experimenters, backyard BBQ masters, and anyone who'd like to elevate their knowledge and appreciation of tube steaks the world over.
330 sausages featured with full-color photographs of each sausage
Supporting notes describing the flavor of the sausages
12 step-by-step techniques demonstrating how to make your own sausages
48 classic recipes"
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)