We live in an age where it’s not all that difficult, regardless of where you live, to head to the local butcher to pick up awesome meats that you probably wouldn’t have access to otherwise. The handmade sausages you can get are some of the best you’ll eat, but what if you want to DIY your own encased meats? That’s where Porter Road Butcher comes in. Nashville’s neighborhood butcher shop has been providing the area with good local meat since 2011, and now they’ve put their knowledge on paper with Homemade Sausage: Recipes and Techniques to Grind, Stuff, and Twist Artisanal Sausage at Home. The 150+ page tome covers every step of the process from sourcing your meat and grinding, to tools of the trade and seasoning. They even included helpful, internationally inspired recipes so you’re homemade encased meats aren’t limited to grilled and then bunned.