I have read my copy cover-to-cover MULTIPLE times. The summer sausage I just did (in 2parts) was taken DIRECTLY from that book and the results were amazing. Mmm...
The only challenge is that SOMETIMES I don't want to make 10 lb. I want to make... two. Or three. So I am slowly learning how to convert by fifths well. ;) I scribble notes in all the white space around the tops of the pages. I bought PostIt note flag-tags to mark what I've made, what I want to make... all kinds of stuff.
One of my favorite tips in there is the mixing of spices etc in a blender with the liquids before you mix up the sausage. Really helps ensure even distribution.
in other words.. .YAY. Great book. ::applause::