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The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat: How to Buy, Cut, and Cook Great Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, and More Hardcover – Jun 7 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (June 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307716627
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307716620
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2.4 x 23.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“By learning about meat and where it comes from, we become more competent and responsible cooks and carnivores. In this tribute to farmers and animals, the Applestones and Ms. Zissu have put together a compelling guide to local and sustainable meat and poultry. In an honest, irreverent, and funny primer, we learn which are the best cuts for a given dish, how to cook (and serve) a perfect steak, and what to expect when buying a turkey. This charming and informative reference is sure to influence irreversibly the way we buy, prepare, and appreciate meat.”
--James Peterson, author of Meat and Cooking

“If you like eating meat but want to eat ethically, this is the book for you. From the hard-headed, clear-eyed, and sympathetic perspective of butchers who care deeply about the animals whose parts they sell, the customers who buy their meats, and the pleasures of eating, this book has much to teach. It’s an instant classic, making it clear why meat is part of the food revolution. I see it as the new Bible of meat aficionados and worth reading by all food lovers, meat-eating and not.”
--Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU, and author of What to Eat 

“I love the way The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat explains the world of meat in straightforward, no-nonsense language by folks who learned from trial and error. It is great to see a perspective from butchers selling meat raised in a non-industrial manner. It is clear that the Applestones are folks who care about how the animals are raised for the meat they sell and are willing to explain why doing so is very important to them. There are hard-to-find recipes for making your own prosciutto, bacon, and bresaola.” 
--Bruce Aidells, author of The Complete Meat Cookbook

“…clear, useful instruction on dealing with cuts of beef, lamb, pork, and poultry, interesting meditations on sustainable dining, and a dozen or so recipes thrown in for good measure.”
--Publishers Weekly 

“The new bible for conscious carnivores.” – Bon Appétit 

About the Author

JOSHUA and JESSICA APPLESTONE are the owners of Fleisher’s Grass-Fed and Organic Meats in Kingston, New York. Fleisher’s sells to some of the finest restaurants in New York City and the Hudson Valley and offers a butcher-training program. Their website is www.fleishers.com.
 
ALEXANDRA ZISSU is a green living expert and author of The Conscious Kitchen and coauthor of Planet Home and The Complete Organic Pregnancy. Her website is www.alexandrazissu.com.


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Read cover to cover and keep as a reference.

I didn't know alot about cuts and farming. This book is great for information and is written well, easy to read and flows well.
The spine isn't the strongest though, so a few pages have come loose, but the content is well worth this little disappointment.
Read this and do some research so you and your family can be well informed about what you eat and how it gets to your table.
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Yeah, title pretty much says it all. If for no other reason, this book can help you talk to a real butcher and get results and help you handle those meat cutters in other locations to keep your choices in your best interests.
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it's not in this book that you will learn well how to take apart an hole animal, but ther's a lot of trick about different way of cooking parts and also a lot of receipe for each beast.
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