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  • The Complete Guide to Preserving Meat, Fish, and Game Step-by-Step Instructions to Freezing, Canning, Curing, and Smoking

  • Back to Basics Cooking
  • By: Ken Oster
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Francis
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, Food & Wine

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For more than 8,000 years, humans have been preserving meat and fish through canning, curing, smoking, and freezing, use techniques that remove the moisture and make it possible to keep meat for much longer than its natural shelf life. However, improper preservation of meat leads to more than 40 percent of all reported cases of food borne illness according to the Center for Disease Control, meaning it is necessary for everyone to carefully, effectively practice safe storage practices and ensure the meat is well preserved.

This book will show any potential meat preserver how to go about the process of storing meat for long term use in a variety of methods, while constantly keeping an eye to the possibility of food borne illness and the loss of freshness. You will learn everything you need to know to start the process of setting aside and preserving your meat, fish, and game. Starting with a series of charts and basic details about different kinds of meat and fish, from venison to beef to salmon, you will learn which animal products store best with which methods, which methods must be avoided, and which diseases are the greatest risk when you store meat. With this information in hand, you will start learning how the freezing, canning, curing, and smoking processes work. You will be given detailed outlines of each process starting with what equipment you will need.

Experts in meat preservation have been interviewed and their insights have been included here to provide a detailed and full overview of everything you can expect in the process. From these interviews, you will start the process of understand what you need to effectively preserve meat products. You will learn what can lead to failure for all four methods, what the best possible storage locations are for each, and what materials should be avoided at all costs. Learn how smoking works and the timelines for every form of storage from the moment the animal is butchered to the moment it needs to be preserve.

©2011 Ken Oster (P)2021 Oster LLC

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  • 28-06-2021

Excellent narration and detailed instructions

This is a great book for practical skills and historical context. Jeremy Francis is the perfect voice for this topic, excellent narration skills. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to begin preserving or expand their skills.

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