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Whole Beast Butchery

The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork

9781452100593

Chronicle Books
Available: 11/02/11
8.25 x 10.5 · 240 pages
9781452100593
CDN $50.00 · cl

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Ryan Farr

with Brigit Legere Binns

photographs by Ed Anderson

DIY fever + quality meat mania = old-school butchery revival! Artisan cooks who are familiar with their farmers market are now buying small farm raised meat in butcher-sized portions. Dubbed a rock star butcher by the New York Times , San Francisco chef and self-taught meat expert Ryan Farr demystifies the butchery process with 500 step-by-step photographs, master recipes for key cuts, and a primer on tools, techniques, and meat handling. This visual manual is the first to teach by showing exactly what butchers know, whether cooks want to learn how to turn a primal into familiar and special cuts or to simply identify everything in the case at the market.

Brigit Binns is the author or co-author of 23 cookbooks.

Ryan Farr is the owner and founder of 4505 Meats, where he makes artisanal sausages and his patented chicharrones, and teaches sell-out butchery classes for home and professional cooks. He lives in San Francisco.

Ed Anderson is a photographer specializing in food and the people who make it. He lives in Petaluma, California.