All the recipes have been retested and adjusted for contemporary flavours with the addition of ethnic recipes reflecting Asian flavours along with the classic Italian and German styles and food writer/chefs Evelyn Battaglia and Mary Reilly have also added new game recipes using bison, venison and alligator meat, as well as more vegetarian recipes, a guide to beer and sausage combinations and how to put together a classic charcuterie plate. All new profiles of 20 contemporary charcuterie and sausage makers provide insight into such techniques as dry curing, smoking and fermenting, as well as some of the makers' signature recipes.
The classic book on Home Sausage Making has got a complete facelift and update with the addition of full colour photography throughout, updated sections on equipment and techniques, updated best safety practices and 40 new (100 total) sausage recipes plus 80 new (100 total) recipes for cooking with sausage.
Evelyn Battaglia, former executive editor of cookbooks and special interest publications at Martha Stewart Omnimedia and deputy editor of Everyday Food, and Mary Reilly, executive chef at Westfield State College and publisher of Edible Pioneer Valley, are the visionaries behind the completely revised 4th edition of Home Sausage Making. The original edition, authored by Charles G. Reavis, was published in 1981.