“Like the first person to eat an oyster, history’s first sausage maker is anonymous. But we owe this person a great debt, for sausage is up there with wine and cheese and bread as one of the world’s greatest foods.”

— Evelyn Battaglia and Charles Reavis, from the preface to the fourth edition of Home Sausage Making

It’s time for YOU to join the ranks of the world’s great sausage makers, and we’re partnering with LEM Products and Mother Earth News to set you up in style! To celebrate the release of the full-color fourth edition of our best-selling classic Home Sausage Making, we’re giving away a copy of the book and the high-quality equipment you’ll need to deliver a premium product every time, whether this is your first attempt at making sausage at home or you’re a hobbyist maker ready to step up your game.

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • One (1) copy of Home Sausage Making, 4th Edition ($24.95)
  • One (1) .25 HP stainless steel Big Bite Grinder ($279.99)
  • One (1) 5-lb. stainless steel Mighty Bite Vertical Sausage Stuffer ($159.99)
  • One (1) stainless steel–pronged Sausage Pricker ($9.99)

Three runners-up will receive:

  • One (1) copy of Home Sausage Making, 4th Edition ($24.95)

The sweepstakes runs from September 8 to October 9, 2017.


The Sweepstakes Has Ended

Winners will be contacted via email on October 10. Check your inbox!


Home Sausage Making, 4th Edition

by Charles G. Reavis and Evelyn Battaglia

Home Sausage Making is the most comprehensive go-to reference on the subject — and the redesigned fourth edition is better than ever, with 60 percent new and updated recipes, the most current guidelines for popular charcuterie techniques such as dry curing and smoking, and more. Step-by-step photos make the process accessible for cooks of all levels, and 100 recipes range from breakfast sausage to global favorites like mortadella, liverwurst, chorizo, salami, kielbasa, and bratwurst. Recipes for using wild game, chicken, seafood, and vegetables ensure there’s something for every taste. An additional 100 recipes highlight creative ways to cook with sausage.


The late Charles G. Reavis authored the original edition of Home Sausage Making, published in 1981. He was a chef, a writer, and an English teacher in Endwell, New York.

Evelyn Battaglia has completely updated Home Sausage Making for the fourth edition, along with Mary Reilly. Battaglia was executive editor of cookbooks and special interest publications at Martha Stewart Omnimedia and deputy editor of Everyday Food for many years. She has a professional culinary degree from the International Culinary Institute and is currently a freelance writer for national magazines and books. She lives in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.


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