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Butchery was nearly a dead art, until a recent renaissance turned progressive meat cutters into culinary cult idols. Inspired by a locally driven, nose-to-tail approach to butchery, this new wave of meat mavens is redefining the way we buy and cook our beef, pork, fowl, and game. The momentum of this revived butcher-love has created a carnivorous frenzy, pulling a new generation of home cooks straight into the kitchen Primal Cuts: Cooking with America s Best Butchers is their modern meat bible. Marissa Guggiana, food activist, writer, and fourth generation meat purveyor, traveled the country to discover 50 of our most gifted butchers and share their favorite dishes, personal stories, and cooking techniques. From the Michelin star chef to the small farmer who raises free-range animals butchers are the guide for this unique visual cookbook, packed with tons of their most prized recipes and good old-fashioned know-how. Readers will learn how to cook conventional and unconventional meat cuts, how to talk to their local butcher, and even how to source and buy their own whole animals for their home freezer. Much more than just a cookbook, Primal Cuts is a revealing look into the lives, philosophy, and work of true food artisans, all bound by a common respect for the food they produce and an absolute love for what they do.
Butchery was nearly a dead art until a nose-to-tail renaissance turned progressive meat cutters into culinary cult idols, and redefined the way we buy and cook our beef, pork, fowl, and game. From a Michelin starred chef to a farmer who raises free-range animals, butchers pack their most-prized recipes and good old fashioned know-how into this cookbook. From sausage making and perfecting stock to practical advice on techniques and tools, home butchering diagrams, and tips, as well as one hundred recipes, readers get a complete butchery resource in Primal Cuts. Adventurous locavores will learn how to cook conventional and unconventional cuts, how to talk to and what to ask their local butchers, and even how to source whole animals for their home freezers. More than just a cookbook, Primal Cuts is the voice of those bound by a common respect for the food they produce and for the animals that give their lives.
The epic beauty and romance of northern California has long been a beacon to the most interesting and adventurous pleasure seekers. Follow in their footsteps and blaze a few of your own trails with this guide to the region's best kept secrets. Within two hours of San Francisco a variety of carefree, invigorating, spiritual, pampering, culinary, and exotic experiences await you. Saunter through Sonoma's Serengeti, experiencing giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests in wine country. Get buried alive in mud, enzymes, or minerals and emerge renewed. Shuck your own oysters right at the source, in one of the country's few farms that encourages champagne consumption. Find your inner shaman in a breath-taking land that has been the home to warriors, poets, and healers from time immemorial. Delight your inner child with wine tasting and kite flying, while your child delights in an amusement park devoted to the choo-choo . Pack your tote, fill up your tank, switch off your mobile, and get ready to get lost in the wilds and wonders of the greater Bay Area. With 33 off-the-beaten-path getaways from San Francisco to choose from, there's something to sate even the quirkiest appetite.