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Marissa Guggiana - Author

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Primal Cuts

Primal Cuts

Author: Marissa Guggiana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

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.

Primal Cuts

Primal Cuts

Author: Marissa Guggiana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2016

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.

33 Getaways from San Francisco That You Must Not Miss

33 Getaways from San Francisco That You Must Not Miss

Author: Marissa Guggiana Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

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.

Primal Cuts

Primal Cuts

Author: Marissa Guggiana Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2012

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. Primal Cuts includes: 50 Profiles and Portraits of America's Best Butchers 100 Meat Recipes for the Home Cook Practical Advice on Techniques and Tools Hundreds of Diagrams, Illustrations, and Photos Home Butchering How-To Tons of Trade Secrets Revised edition includes: updated profiles at least 5 new butchers swapped in at least 10 new recipes revised sidebars and resource guide

Off the Menu

Off the Menu

Author: Marissa Guggiana Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2011

Marissa Guggiana spent months on the road, interviewing, travelling, photographing, and sharing staff (or family) meals at more than fifty of America's top sustainable restaurants from coast to coast. For every lunch or dinner service, there is a staff meal. The best chefs in the best restaurants take their limitations--affordability, ingredients, and time--and create meals worthy of their compatriots. Ranging from small plates to multi course extravaganzas, the concept is simple: A well-fed staff is a happy one. Guggiana looked for chefs that sourced locally, thoughtfully, with a big eco-picture in mind and a well-fed staff at their heart. The result is simply unprecedented: a no-holds-barred trip behind the kitchen door, introducing you to every chef, sous-chef, line cook, server, bus boy, bartender, hostess, sommelier, dishwasher, and manager--all of whom you will come to adore. Off the Menu, an homage to cooking with love and leftovers, makes accessibility a delight. Lush, colorful, homegrown, and delicious, it is packed with lessons, tips, substitutes, anecdotes, and American wine and beer suggestions. At Vetri in Philadelphia, we get a family recipe from Chef Marc Vetri's father and at Anne Quatrano's Bacchanalia, we are whisked into the adjoining Star Provisions, described as a culinary dream shop, for bahn mi sandwiches. We go from gumbo to hot dogs, chicken and biscuits to duck and lettuce wraps, Tuscan kale salad to Chile Verde. It's all here. The icing on the cake is the chef's profile: Guggiana's own Escoffier Questionnaire, is a playful epicurean take on the Proust questionnaire. Who better to recommend the best coffee shop or the perfect restaurant for a splurge, than the top chefs in the country? Find out where Paul Liebrandt of Corton goes for an after-work meal and the go-to-guilty-pleasure treat of Chef Michael White of Marea. The restaurants included vary from vegetarian to rustic, old-world Italian cuisine, from Asian-fusion to contemporary Mexican, from Scandinavian to Oyster bar. These are the meals that make a staff a family and family part of the staff. Inside Off the Menu you will find 100 recipes from more than 50 of the nation's top restaurants. Each entry includes profiles of the restaurants, Q&As with the chefs, behind-the-scenes trips to the kitchens, and dining out tips, restaurant tricks, and cooking techniques from the cream of the culinary crop. Pull back the curtain on the staff meal, and find new, exciting ways to feed your family from the best in the business. - More than 50 Profiles of America's Top Restaurants. - Escoffier Questionnaires : Interviews with America's Best Chefs. - Behind-the-scenes at America's best restaurants, featuring tips and tricks from the nation's best chefs. - More than 150 delicious, affordable, family-style recipes refined for the home cook. - More than 150 photos. A selection of the Good Cook Book Club.