The Complete Jerky Book: How to Dry, Cure, and Preserve Everything from Venison to Turkey

Overview

As more and more self-sufficiency methods rise out of today’s waning economy and growing green movement, so does jerky. Jerky is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, and yet these days, a very popular hobby for the hunting enthusiast and a great way of using game meats. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch brings readers this pocket-sized guide to making one of the most popular, convenient, and protein- enriched foods.

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Overview

As more and more self-sufficiency methods rise out of today’s waning economy and growing green movement, so does jerky. Jerky is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, and yet these days, a very popular hobby for the hunting enthusiast and a great way of using game meats. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch brings readers this pocket-sized guide to making one of the most popular, convenient, and protein- enriched foods.

The Complete Jerky Book includes everything from how the Native Americans preserved their meat to the foolproof, easy-does-it purchased jerky seasoning mixes and new products of today. Delicious recipes for a wide variety of meats, including venison, turkey, goose, beef, and even fish, are included. This book includes complete instructions on how to prepare jerky the good old-fashioned way as well as how to make it using the latest equipment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080402
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 699,003
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. A prolific writer, he sells to markets such as Field & Stream and American Hunter. His books range from building outdoor gear and hunting lodges to hunting turkeys to seasonal patterns for walleye. As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster, Sports Afield, and many others.
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Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 All About Jerky 1

2 Tools and Materials 7

3 Food Safety 33

4 Old-Time Jerky Making 55

5 Sliced Muscle-Meat Jerky 63

6 Modern Ground Jerky 89

7 More Jerky Recipes 115

8 Small Game and Wildfowl Jerky 131

9 Fish Jerky 141

Sources 153

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