Ryan Farr is chef, butcher and founder of 4505 Meats, who has been a leader in the American butchery revival. He is a self-taught butcher and an irrepressible entrepreneur. He sells his patented chicarrones, artisan sausages and artisan meats at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, at his Mission District butcher shop, in gourmet markets throughout California (and soon, nationwide), and online. He also teaches sellout butchery classes.
"It's great to see some coarse, English-style sausage being
championed so ably over the pond. For too long sausages have been
made cheaply and without care - here's a book to set that right."
-- Tim Wilson, owner of The Ginger Pig, London, UK
"What I love about Ryan Farr's new sausage book is the clear directions on how to make sausages accompanied with great 'how to' illustrations. Photos do such a better job showing you exactly what to look for when grinding, mixing and stuffing meat into casings. The recipes are laid out not only in cups and spoons but in grams and percentages which makes it very easy to scale up or down the recipes. This is the way to present recipes which makes Ryan's book not only useful for the home and restaurant cook but the professional sausage maker interested in making large batches." -- Bruce Aidells, author, The Great Meat Cookbook
"Ryan has been sharing his knowledge about whole animal butchery for years through 4505's farmers market stand, butchery classes, and his first book, Whole Beast Butchery. Now, with Sausage Making, he's taken it a step further and shows practical and delicious ways to use the most under-appreciated parts of the animal. The recipes for each sausage are paired with bold cross-section photos, a perfect way to visualize the ingredients and the sausage-making process." - David Chang, chef/owner of Momofuku
"You hold in your hands the La Technique of sausage-making. Loaded with beautiful photo-process and unparalleled information, this is the new gold standard for books on the subject. Ryan Farr is a stuffing savant and instructor extraordinaire. Meat, Salt, Fat and Technique is a must-have for anyone interested in making links from amateur to experienced." - John Currence, chef/owner, City Grocery Restaurant Group