Best book for curing Bacon, Panchetta, and other meats.

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by rob sicc, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I wanted to post the book I used to make bacon.

    Once I read it, I went out and bought the pork belly and made my first batch.  I don't even smoke it because I didn't have a smoker at the time.  I now have a smoker and once I understand how to use it I will smoke a batch.

    This book is great all around.  Once I made regular bacon, I tried Maple bacon.  Then I tried Panchetta and that blew me away.

    If you have any interest in making bacon try this book.  You should be able to find the recipe from this book online but I think it's a great book to own.  It's a great resource for other curing projects.

    I hope this helps someone.


  2. I got the Kindle version of this for $15 I well spent.
  3. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I could not agree more.  Glad to see Kindle is finally coming out with good cookbooks.  I looked a while back and they had nothing from my cookbook collection.  I have noticed more and more are showing up.

    This book really kick started my interest in curing.  It also made me know what real bacon should taste like.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just a note on curing books and internet sites..... There are typos and many have been noted on this forum.....

    Sooo, a basic understanding of curing and the different methods, and the different rates of cure maximums/minimums allowed, are important when using recipes that some "hired person" is used to transcribe those methods and formulae into print.....

  5. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Thanks Dave.  Good to know.

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