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Meat: Everything You Need To Know

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Pat LaFrieda, the third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, presents the ultimate book of everything meat, with more than seventy-five mouthwatering recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry.

For true meat lovers, a beautifully prepared cut of beef, pork, lamb, veal, or poultry is not just the center of the meal, it is the reason
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by Atria Books (first published May 6th 2014)
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Matt Sutherland
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything you want to know about meat

I highlighted half of what I read in this book. He helped clarify a lot of misconceptions I’ve heard and got me excited to try different cuts of meat. The way he tells his story makes it a more interesting read as well. He covers lamb, chicken, pork, and beef.
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book isn't for anyone who likes to think of meat simply as something that comes from the store in Styrofoam containers. Featuring two-page spreads of cross sections of a calf, pig, lamb and steer (including skinned heads), this book isn't for the squeamish.

It is a great resource about all the different cuts of meat from the head to the tail. It also provides an interesting inside look at the New York City meat industry. I appreciated hearing the author's take on issues such as veal
Will Boncher
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Definitely a few interesting bits here and there, but damn is he a horrible writer. He also seems incredibly pompous, and not in a fun way like myself. Will keep it for now and see how the recipes are.
Elysia Edmondson
From one butcher to another .

I loved your book. I could not put it down. I am a 62 year old butcher who has been in the business all my life. I have 2 sons who are also working in the family business with me. Thank you for taking the time to do it right.
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Constantine by: gourmands
Quick lighthearted read all about MEAT! Some interesting recipes.
Jon Chin
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's an excellent book with both breadth and depth. The writing is clear and interesting and the pictures are beautiful.
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This is a great read and biography of Pat LaFrieda, as well as a treasure trove of recipes. As someone in the restaurant industry, it made me laugh and sigh, and i think it'd interest anyone just as much.
Rob Pucci
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book about all things meat.
Apr 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Actually a fascinating look into the meat industry in New York, as well as all about meat...obviously not a book for vegetarians...but informative and interesting if you like to cook meat.
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I learned so much about cuts of meat, but am frustrated that most of the "good" cuts are limitedly available. The recipes were glorious but a bit grand for my usual cooking style.
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