I got an email from a reader last winter. He’d been making sausage for years—bulk sausage—but never cased, because it would taste great in patties but when he’d case it the texture would go grainy and not at all like sausage.
Fortunately, I was already working on Sausage Season, and had already discovered the secret to creamy, luscious–cased–sausage and, in finding the secret to cased sausage, also improved my bulk sausage. That got creamier too. But that letter made me realize I probably wasn’t the only one who’d been frustrated.
There are tricks. But they are simple tricks. And to keep them simple Sausage Season has lots of photos with detailed step-by-step instructions.
People have been making good sausage for centuries, and they’re no smarter or prettier than the rest of us.