Jerky offers scores of tongue-tempting recipes for all kinds of meats, including: Chinese Beef Jerky, Wyoming Jerked Elk, Duck Breast Jerky, Thai Jerky (marinated with lemon-grass), Salmon Jerky, South African Ostrich Jerky, and Ground Beef Jerky. And dried meat is more than just a snack-it also adds flavor to soups and stews, ranging from basic camp cooking to more sophisticated fare.
A. D. Livingston thoroughly explains preparation methods, including which cuts of meat to select, how to slice and season them, and how to dry them. Options range from modern conveniences such as electric dehydrators, gas, electric, or convection ovens, and smokers, to centuries-old traditional ways of sun- and air-drying. Properly stored, jerky will keep for months (a boon to hunters and those who want to economize by buying meat in bulk). For backpackers, country living folk, or anyone who wants a snack that isn't junk food, Jerky is a welcome and unique cookbook.