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Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages-700 pages reference book


Fire Starter
Joined Feb 22, 2006
A new book-Home Production of Quality Meats and Sausages by Stanley and Adam Marianski has recently been released.  Not a simple cookbook loaded with recipes but rather a one- volume reference (700 pages) that bridges the gap that exists between technical textbooks and the requirements of the typical hobbyist. Their  previous books: Meat Smoking and Smokehouse Design, Polish Sausages, Authentic Recipes and Instructions  and The Art of Making Fermented Sausages have dealt mainly with sausages, this book deals with all types of meat products. The book covers topics such as curing and making brine, smoking meats and sausages, U.S. Standards, making fresh, smoked, emulsified, fermented and air dried products, making special sausages such as head cheeses, blood and liver sausages, low salt, low fat and Kosher products, hams, bacon, butts and loins, poultry, fish and game, canning, safety, creating your own recipes and much more…

To get the reader started 172 recipes are provided which were chosen for their originality and historical value. Although recipes play an important role in these products, it is the process that ultimately decides the sausage quality. The quote from the book:  “We don’t want the reader to copy the recipes only, we want him to understand the sausage making process and we want him to create his own recipes. We want him to be the sausage maker.”

Published by Bookmagic LLC.

You can search the book inside at:  http://bookmagic.com/books/home-production-quality-meats-sausages


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 9, 2005
Sounds like a great book. I just ordered a copy from Amazon.com. Also, I ordered a copy of the build your own smoke house and smoking sausage book. They sound like some wonderful books to have on the shelf They should go well with the Rytak Kutas book. And who knows .... perhaps I'll even build a smoke house some day and really get into the business. Thanks for the post.


Joined Jun 28, 2011
This book IS the new standard. I've had Ryteks' book for years and it is good but this book is better. Better written, better organized , better editing, and more complete information. If you own Reyteks' book or have just read parts of it and got something out of it, you owe it to yourself to buy this book.

$17.73 at amazon.com. $17.73 for 700 pages, it's like they are almost giving them away.


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
Joined Aug 1, 2008
I haven't seen these yet, but we have had other members recommending these.  Also, the price sure looks right.

Good luck and good smoking.

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