Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery

THE RE are in fact very few charcuterie and pork recipes that can't be carried out with normal kitchen equipment — apart from sausages.

Author: Jane Grigson

Publisher: Grub Street Cookery

ISBN: 1908117931

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 272

This timeless classic of French cuisine brings age-old mastery of everything pork into your kitchen, one easy-to-follow step at a time. Every town in France has at least one charcutier, whose windows are dressed with astonishing displays of delicious food: pâté, terrines, galantines, jambon, saucissons, and boudins. The charcutier will also sell olives, anchovies, and condiments, as well as various salads of his own creation, making it an essential stop when assembling picnics or impromptu meals. But the real skill of the charcutier lies in his transformation of the pig into an array of delicacies; a trade which goes back at least as far as classical Rome, when Gaul was famed for its hams. First published in 1969, Jane Grigson’s classic Charcuterie and French Pork Cookery is a guide and a recipe book. She describes every type of charcuterie available for purchase and how to make them yourself. She describes how to braise, roast, pot-roast, and stew all cuts of pork, how to make terrines, and how to cure ham and make sausages at home.

Charcuterie For Dummies

Part 2 is where you will learn how to make different types of charcuterie. There will be a smattering of whole-muscle, cured meats (think coppa, pancetta, ...

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119690781

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 593

The world of charcuterie is at your fingertips Even if you’ve never cooked a slab of bacon in your life, you can prepare sausage and cured meats at home! In Charcuterie for Dummies, you’ll learn everything you could possibly need to get started, from choosing the right gear and finding quality raw ingredients, all the way through taking your parties to the next level with epic charcuterie boards. Salami, bacon, prosciutto, and good-old-fashioned sausage are all on the menu with Charcuterie for Dummies. Author and meat master Mark LaFay will help you keep things safe and sanitary, equip you with some seriously awesome recipes, and teach you a thing or two about which beers and wines to serve up with your meat. Choose a chapter and get started! Get started curing meats at home with the highest quality raw ingredients, equipment, and recipes Make everything from sausage and bacon to prosciutto, salami, and more Learn how to pair your homemade meats with jams, nuts, cheeses, and pickles for epic charcuterie boards Take your new hobby to the next level with more advanced recipes and beverage pairings Whether you’re a total beginner or coming in with some previous knowledge, Charcuterie for Dummies will unleash your culinary creativity!

Pure Charcuterie

Praise for Pure Charcuterie There are plenty of books about charcuterie out there, but none couple technical know-how with the eloquent approach to language ...

Author: Meredith Leigh

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926535

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 408

Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity; an economy of ingredients, as poetry is an economy of words. The confluence of these elements, along with the purest of ingredients, can enable anyone to craft cured meats in their home. Pure Charcuterie is a practical and artistic look at the techniques for curing meat at home both as a creative hands-on craft and as a fantastic and sustainable way to preserve highly valuable food. This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including: sourcing ingredients clear explanations of charcuterie technique creative recipes balancing tradition and invention smoking meats and building your own smoker The analogies drawn between art and food, along with creative and accessible photographic discussions of charcuterie technique, make this book an essential primer on the basics of charcuterie: the mystery, the science, the art, and the technique. Ideal for home cooks working in small spaces, Pure Charcuterie is a must-have for experienced and new cooks alike — and any home artisan.

In the Charcuterie

At the Fatted Calf, charcuterie is a way oflife–an approach to cooking and eatingthat celebrates the pleasures of the table. 'Charcuterie' canbe a succulent ...

Author: Taylor Boetticher

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190975

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

View: 995

'A cracking book!' Tom Kerridge The tradition of preserving meats is one of the oldest of all the food arts. Yet, most people simply associate charcuterie with a delicious platter of meats at a restaurant. But real charcuterie goes well beyond that. At its most basic level it is the technique of seasoning, processing, and preserving meat, but the charcutier’s bounty ranges from sausages and hams to stuffed game birds and elaborate roasts. Charcuterie can be a succulent confit duck leg on a bed of crisp greens, a rich and meaty stew, or a picnic blanket laden with pâtés, pickled vegetables and slices of fragrant salami. With over 125 recipes and fully illustrated instructions for making brined, smoked, cured, skewered, braised, rolled, tied, and stuffed meats, plus a primer on whole-animal butchery, this definitive cookbook explains professional techniques that will enable home cooks to experience restaurant-quality meat every day and take their meat cooking to the next level. Start with a whole hog middle, stuff it with herbs and spices, then roll it, tie it, and roast it for a ridiculously succulent take on porchetta. Or brandy your own prunes to stuff a decadent duck terrine. If it’s sausage you crave, grind, case, link, loop and smoke your own kolbász. This book will help you fill your larder with jars of suet and drippings, tubs of flavoured butter and pots of confit. It will show you how to turn a haunch of pork into creamy lard, a heady broth or a smoked ham, and how to whip up an elegant pâté, a hearty pot of soup, or a mess of savoury scones. With its impeccably tested recipes, this instructive and inspiring tome is destined to become the go-to reference on charcuterie – a treasure for anyone fascinated by the art of cooking with and preserving meat and an indispensable classic for years to come.

Chef s Guide to Charcuterie

Charcuterie is the art of transforming pork into a variety of different preparations. This array of dishes has traditionally held a very important place in ...

Author: Jacques Brevery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466559853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 804

Charcuterie, the art of transforming pork meats into various preparations as an array of dishes, has traditionally held a very important place in gastronomy. An art that demands serious attention by the chef, its success depends not only on the execution but also on the presentation. Chef's Guide to Charcuterie demonstrates how to transform lesser quality meats and organ meats into enjoyable and beautiful foods, including bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, and confit. Chef Jacques Brevery presents a complete collection of recipes and information from his career, some of which he learned from his mentors over the years. The book is designed as a reference for beginning chefs, providing them with accurate recipes for classic preparations as well as new ideas that will allow them to expand and improve their portfolio of recipes. The book also presents helpful charts and tables as well as useful conversion and substitution guides. As the interest in this ancient skill is being revived today, charcuterie requires more than just a daily performance of routine tasks. Chefs must understand why and how these traditional charcuterie processes work. This volume serves as a solid foundation for learning and perfecting the skills of charcuterie.

Charcuterie The Craft of Salting Smoking and Curing

In the world of cooking, charcuterie is in a class by itself. My first exposure to charcuterie, like so many Americans, was cold cuts: Oscar Mayer bologna ...

Author: Brian Polcyn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393083705

Category: Cooking

Page: 203

View: 661

The only book for home cooks offering a complete introduction to the craft. CHARCUTERIE—a culinary specialty that originally referred to the creation of pork products such as salami, sausages, and prosciutto—is true food craftsmanship, the art of turning preserved food into items of beauty and taste. Today the term encompasses a vast range of preparations, most of which involve salting, cooking, smoking, and drying. In addition to providing classic recipes for sausages, terrines, and pâtés, Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn expand the definition to include anything preserved or prepared ahead such as Mediterranean olive and vegetable rillettes, duck confit, and pickles and sauerkraut. Ruhlman, coauthor of The French Laundry Cookbook, and Polcyn, an expert charcuterie instructor at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, present 125 recipes that are both intriguing to professionals and accessible to home cooks, including salted, airdried ham; Maryland crab, scallop, and saffron terrine; Da Bomb breakfast sausage; mortadella and soppressata; and even spicy smoked almonds.

Charcuterie The Craft of Salting Smoking and Curing Revised and Updated

In the world of cooking, charcuterie is in a class by itself. My first exposure to charcuterie, like so many Americans, was cold cuts: Oscar Mayer bologna ...

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241327

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 481

An essential update of the perennial bestseller. Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, pâtés, and confits. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated will remain the ultimate and authoritative guide to that movement, spreading the revival of this ancient culinary craft. Early in his career, food writer Michael Ruhlman had his first taste of duck confit. The experience “became a fascination that transformed into a quest” to understand the larger world of food preservation, called charcuterie, once a critical factor in human survival. He wondered why its methods and preparations, which used to keep communities alive and allowed for long-distance exploration, had been almost forgotten. Along the way he met Brian Polcyn, who had been surrounded with traditional and modern charcuterie since childhood. “My Polish grandma made kielbasa every Christmas and Easter,” he told Ruhlman. At the time, Polcyn was teaching butchery at Schoolcraft College outside Detroit. Ruhlman and Polcyn teamed up to share their passion for cured meats with a wider audience. The rest is culinary history. Charcuterie: Revised and Updated is organized into chapters on key practices: salt-cured meats like pancetta, dry-cured meats like salami and chorizo, forcemeats including pâtés and terrines, and smoked meats and fish. Readers will find all the classic recipes: duck confit, sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pâté de campagne, and knackwurst, among others. Ruhlman and Polcyn also expand on traditional mainstays, offering recipes for hot- and cold-smoked salmon; shrimp, lobster, and leek sausage; and grilled vegetable terrine. All these techniques make for a stunning addition to a contemporary menu. Thoroughly instructive and fully illustrated, this updated edition includes seventy-five detailed line drawings that guide the reader through all the techniques. With new recipes and revised sections to reflect the best equipment available today, Charcuterie: Revised and Updated remains the undisputed authority on charcuterie.

P t Confit Rillette Recipes from the Craft of Charcuterie

Pâté, Confit, Rillette: Recipes from the Craft of Charcuterie is an essential, muchneeded book about a branch of gastronomy that has been amazingly ...

Author: Brian Polcyn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393634329

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 327

The best-selling team behind Charcuterie and Salumi further deepens our understanding of a venerable craft. In Pâté, Confit, Rillette, Brian Polcyn and Michael Ruhlman provide a comprehensive guide to the most elegant and accessible branch of the charcuterie tradition. There is arguably nothing richer and more flavorful than a slice of pâté de foie gras, especially when it’s spread onto crusty bread. Anyone lucky enough to have been treated to a duck confit, poached and preserved in its own fat, or a pâté en croute, knows they’re impossible to resist. And yet, pâtés, confits, rillettes, and similar dishes featured in this book were developed in the pursuit of frugality. Butchers who didn’t want to waste a single piece of the animals they slaughtered could use these dishes to serve and preserve them. In so doing, they founded a tradition of culinary alchemy that transformed lowly cuts of meat into culinary gold. Polcyn and Ruhlman begin with crucial instructions about how to control temperature and select your ingredients to ensure success, and quickly move on to master recipes, offering the fundamental ratios of fat, meat, and seasoning, which will allow chefs to easily make their own variations. The recipes that follow span traditional dishes and modern inventions, featuring a succulent chicken terrine embedded with sautéed mushrooms and flecked with bright green herbs; modern rillettes of shredded salmon and whitefish; classic confits of duck and goose; and a vegetarian layered potato terrine. Pâté, Confit, Rillette is the book to reach for when a cook or chef intends to explore these timeless techniques, both the fundamentals and their nuances, and create exquisite food.

The New Charcuterie Cookbook

For cooks who are just starting out, charcuterie is relatively easy. These recipes are approachable, ingredients are common and easy to find, and you don't ...

Author: Jamie Bissonnette

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624140475

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 139

James Beard Best Chef Award Winner Master the Art of Charcuterie With Outstanding Recipes From An Award-Winning Chef You haven't become a true food-crafter until you've mastered the art of charcuterie, and who better to show you the ropes than nose-to-tail icon, Jamie Bissonnette? The New Charcuterie Cookbook features sausages, confits, salumi, pates and many other dishes for the home cook. With a wide variety of recipes, such as Banana Leaf-Wrapped Porchetta, Lebanese Lamb Sausages, Mexican Chorizo, Traditional Saucisson Sec and Simply Perfect Duck Prosciutto, you'll have a whole chopping block full of fun and different flavors to try that are distinctively Jamie's. Packed with creative and delicious recipes, step-by-step photography and Jamie's insider knowledge and signature charm, this book is the only thing you'll need to make the best charcuterie at home.

Charcuterie For Dummies

In Charcuterie for Dummies, you’ll learn everything you could possibly need to get started, from choosing the right gear and finding quality raw ingredients, all the way through taking your parties to the next level with epic charcuterie ...

Author: Mark LaFay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119748704

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 440

The world of charcuterie is at your fingertips Even if you’ve never cooked a slab of bacon in your life, you can prepare sausage and cured meats at home! In Charcuterie for Dummies, you’ll learn everything you could possibly need to get started, from choosing the right gear and finding quality raw ingredients, all the way through taking your parties to the next level with epic charcuterie boards. Salami, bacon, prosciutto, and good-old-fashioned sausage are all on the menu with Charcuterie for Dummies. Author and meat master Mark LaFay will help you keep things safe and sanitary, equip you with some seriously awesome recipes, and teach you a thing or two about which beers and wines to serve up with your meat. Choose a chapter and get started! Get started curing meats at home with the highest quality raw ingredients, equipment, and recipes Make everything from sausage and bacon to prosciutto, salami, and more Learn how to pair your homemade meats with jams, nuts, cheeses, and pickles for epic charcuterie boards Take your new hobby to the next level with more advanced recipes and beverage pairings Whether you’re a total beginner or coming in with some previous knowledge, Charcuterie for Dummies will unleash your culinary creativity!

Charcuterie The Craft of Salting Smoking and Curing Revised and Updated

This completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling cookbook includes 75 detailed line drawings that guide the reader through curing meats and making sausage, pates and confits and features new recipes and sections to reflect the ...

Author: Michael Ruhlman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393240054

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

View: 931

This completely revised and updated edition of the bestselling cookbook includes 75 detailed line drawings that guide the reader through curing meats and making sausage, pates and confits and features new recipes and sections to reflect the best equipment available today.

Pure Charcuterie

This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including: Sourcing ingredients Clear explanations of charcuterie technique Creative recipes balancing tradition and invention Smoking ...

Author: Meredith Leigh

Publisher: New Society Publisher

ISBN: 1771422483

Category: Cooking

Page: 147

View: 779

“Combines the worlds of ethical meat production with innovative ingredients and techniques . . . a must-own for amateur and professional butchers alike.”—Chef Clark Barlowe, Heirloom Restaurant, Charlotte, NC Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, balance, patience, and creativity; an economy of ingredients, as poetry is an economy of words. The confluence of these elements, along with the purest of ingredients, can enable anyone to craft cured meats in their home. Pure Charcuterie is a practical and artistic look at the techniques for curing meat at home both as a creative hands-on craft and as a fantastic and sustainable way to preserve highly valuable food. This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including: Sourcing ingredients Clear explanations of charcuterie technique Creative recipes balancing tradition and invention Smoking meats and building your own smoker The analogies drawn between art and food, along with creative and accessible photographic discussions of charcuterie technique, make this book an essential primer on the basics of charcuterie: the mystery, the science, the art, and the technique. Ideal for home cooks working in small spaces, Pure Charcuterie is a must-have for experienced and new cooks alike—and any home artisan. “I don’t know of anyone that can make a description of making mortadella sound poetic, funny, emotionally engaging and most importantly, to the point.”—Rey Tagle, home charcuterie master “Takes the reader on a meaty, and yet artistic journey into the wonderful world of curing meats.”—Hank Will, editorial director, Mother Earth News

Charcuterie Sausages Pates and Accompaniments

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Author: Fritz H Sonnenschmidt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781428319912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 456

CHARCUTERIE: SAUSAGES, PATES AND ACCOMPANIMENTS teaches readers how to prepare sausages, pates and other cooked processed foods. These skills are invaluable to a culinarian, as they constantly come into play while in the kitchen. This product is a useful guide for someone working in Charcuterie, but may also be used as a reference book for Garde Manger procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Home Charcuterie

This clear and expert guide shows how to safely cure, smoke and hang your own pork and other meat and fish products, with 300 photographs.

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754833253

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 366

This clear and expert guide shows how to safely cure, smoke and hang your own pork and other meat and fish products, with 300 photographs.

Savor

Savor lavishly details how to create memorable and delicious serving boards, no matter the season or the occasion.

Author: Kimberly Stevens

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1604338237

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 266

A Comprehensive Guide to Serving Boards. The art and pleasure of beautifully composed charcuterie boards—demystified and made simple! Serving boards possess an uncanny ability to mirror the mood of a host and transform a room's ambiance as friends and family gather around them to both eat and enjoy time together. Savor lavishly details how to create memorable and delicious serving boards, no matter the season or the occasion. Expert advice and insights provide strategies and approaches for composing boards that balance flavor profiles and textures, using elegant and inventive recipes. Inside You’ll Find: - Expert Advice and Recipes from Murray’s Cheese, Publican Market, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Lady & Larder, Mike’s Hot Honey, Blake Hill Preserves, Esters Wine Shop & Bar, and Vermont Creamery - Practical & Delicious Guides on how to pair cheeses, meats, condiments, and an array of other ingredients that can be used on serving boards. Also included are suggested drink pairings. - Over 100 Recipes for crackers and bread, preserves, pickles, flavored nuts, dips, spreads, some bigger bites, and even desserts Elevate your home entertaining with Savor!

Easy Charcuterie Boards

Drink pairings--Find suggestions for beers, wines, and cocktails that perfectly complement the flavors of each board. Master the art of charcuterie with this collection of beginner-friendly arrangements.

Author: Marco Niccoli

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781646119622

Category: Cooking

Page:

View: 374

Create beautiful charcuterie boards with these easy arrangements From sophisticated date-night dinners to show-stopping party spreads that will get guests talking, charcuterie boards offer the perfect opportunity to connect over delicious food. Easy Charcuterie Boards shows you how to pair cured meats with fresh cheeses and homemade accompaniments, then plate them in elegant arrangements fit for any occasion. Inside you'll find 30 themed boards, ranging from small to large, plus simple recipes for delectable dips, condiments, breads, jams, pickles, and other tasty bites. This charcuterie board book includes: An intro to charcuterie--Get a breakdown of the various types of specialty meats and learn about regional differences in flavor and preparation. Artful arrangements--Discover the five elements of a charcuterie board and get detailed instructions for constructing a visually balanced spread. Drink pairings--Find suggestions for beers, wines, and cocktails that perfectly complement the flavors of each board. Master the art of charcuterie with this collection of beginner-friendly arrangements.

Charcuterie

This is your one-stop guide to understanding and enjoying charcuterie, with over 65 mouth-watering recipes celebrating the world of sliced meats.

Author: Miranda Ballard

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781788790376

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 758

This is your one-stop guide to understanding and enjoying charcuterie, with over 65 mouth-watering recipes celebrating the world of sliced meats. This is your one-stop guide to understanding and enjoying charcuterie, with over 65 mouth-watering recipes celebrating the world of sliced meats. Charcuterie will teach you everything you would like to know about the history of pork and sliced meats, and will explain how to make the most of your local butchers so that every meal tastes as divine as could be. You'll learn lots of excellent little tips about how to preserve and cure your food as well as how to match the perfect drink to the flavors of your dish. Charcuterie will provide you with a host of recipes for all types of occasions. It contains small bites such as grilled chorizo and scallops on sticks, main courses such as pork belly or duck breast, and accompaniments such as pickles and toasts. With this book you will have everything you need to become a meaty expert, from purchasing the right cuts and curing your own meat, to creating a culinary masterpiece to impress even the most discerning of food critics.

Olympia Provisions

Portland’s Olympia Provisions began as Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria, but it has grown into a mini-empire, with two bustling restaurants and charcuterie shipping out daily to all fifty states.

Author: Elias Cairo

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607747022

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 256

A rigorous exploration of what American charcuterie is today from Portland’s top-notch meat company, featuring in-depth techniques for crafting cured meats, recipes from the company’s two restaurants, and essays revealing the history and personalities behind the brand. Portland’s Olympia Provisions began as Oregon’s first USDA-certified salumeria, but it has grown into a mini-empire, with two bustling restaurants and charcuterie shipping out daily to all fifty states. In his debut cookbook, salumist and co-owner Elias Cairo dives deep into his distinctly American charcuterie, offering step-by-step recipes for confits, pâtés, sausages, salami, and more. But that is only the beginning. Writer Meredith Erickson takes you beyond cured meat, exploring how Cairo’s proud Greek-American upbringing, Swiss cooking adventures, and intense love affair with the outdoors have all contributed to Olympia Provisions’ singular—and delicious—point of view. With recipes from the restaurants, as well as extensive wine notes and nineteen frankfurter variations, Olympia Provisions redefines what American charcuterie can be.

Chef s Guide to Charcuterie

Chefs must understand why and how these traditional charcuterie processes work. This volume serves as a solid foundation for learning and perfecting the skills of charcuterie.

Author: Jacques Brevery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466559845

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 429

Charcuterie, the art of transforming pork meats into various preparations as an array of dishes, has traditionally held a very important place in gastronomy. An art that demands serious attention by the chef, its success depends not only on the execution but also on the presentation. Chef's Guide to Charcuterie demonstrates how to transform lesser quality meats and organ meats into enjoyable and beautiful foods, including bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, pâtés, and confit. Chef Jacques Brevery presents a complete collection of recipes and information from his career, some of which he learned from his mentors over the years. The book is designed as a reference for beginning chefs, providing them with accurate recipes for classic preparations as well as new ideas that will allow them to expand and improve their portfolio of recipes. The book also presents helpful charts and tables as well as useful conversion and substitution guides. As the interest in this ancient skill is being revived today, charcuterie requires more than just a daily performance of routine tasks. Chefs must understand why and how these traditional charcuterie processes work. This volume serves as a solid foundation for learning and perfecting the skills of charcuterie.

The Ethical Meat Handbook

"After reading this book, I longed to smell the deep funk of the barn, to feel the squish of mud beneath my chore boots, to heft a butcher knife in my hand." — Mark Essig, author, Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig ...

Author: Meredith Leigh

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771421932

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 887

Small-scale meat processing and preservation for the home cook. Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability-it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or pasture-raised? Did your chicken free range, or was it raised in a battery cage? Have you, in short, met your meat? Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animal protein tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each other. The Ethical Meat Handbook seeks a middle ground, arguing that by assuming full responsibility for the food on our fork, and more importantly, the route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and environmental management. This hands-on, practical guide covers: Integrating animals into your garden or homestead Basic butchery: whole animal, primals, subprimals, and end-cuts, including safety and knife skills Charcuterie: history, general science and math principles, tooling up, and recipes Culinary highlights: getting creative, preparing difficult cuts, sauces, ferments, difficult cuts and extras. Eating diversely may be the most revolutionary and proactive action we can take to ensure the sustainability of our food system. The Ethical Meat Handbook challenges us to take a hard look at our individual dietary choices, increase our self-reliance and at the same time enjoy delicious food that benefits our health and our planet.