Wow. This is a gorgeous, well-written and incredibly insightful book on anything meat. It is very difficult to put down - it contains compelling and intriguing information that truly has made me re-evaluate purchasing meat. Although I have an adventurous palate the author has inspired me to delve deeper (i.e. offal). This is my way of cooking - head-to-tail, honest, rustic cooking.
The first half of the book discusses all aspects of meat including hanging, intensive production, animals treatment, charcuterie, various cuts, techniques, etc. It contains some fairly graphic photographs. The second half contains great recipes.
I highly recommended this book - well worth the price. Just love it.