Author Peter BoothPeter lives in Melbourne, Australia with the family comprising The Mumster, No. 1 Son, No. 1 Daughter, The One True Dog and, sadly, The Rat.  He is a lawyer (LL.M) with an avid interest in cooking, food and wine.  This may explain the interest in charcuterie and writing.  A science degree (B.Sc (Hons)) may explain an interest in the technical aspects of meat curing and smoking.

Nothing can explain the desire to write 75,000 words on such an esoteric subject.