Whole Beast Butchery

Author(s): Ryan Farr


Covering pork, beef, and lamb, this title teaches what the fashionable butchers already know - the cuts and where they come from, what they look like in whole and how they come off the animal and get broken down into individual cuts. It includes a section on tools, techniques and handling.


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Ryan has given us a thorough master class in how to choose, prepare, and utilize whole animals in this practical and instructive exploration into the craft of the butcher. Start with sourcing local, sustainably raised meat beyond the supermarket; this book shows you how to make the most of it. -Chad Robertson, chef-owner of Tartine and Bar Tartine and author of Tartine Bread Having trained under a great butcher, I don't hand out praise lightly but Ryan Farr has blown me away with his passion for his craft. This book will be an indispensable resource for aspiring chefs and butchers and a valued book in my library as well. -Michael Tusk, chef-owner of Quince and Cotogna In an era when more cooks want to take control of their food, eat humanely raised meat more responsibly, and enjoy it more, Ryan Farr's book is essential for its superb photography and clear, concise information on the craft of butchery. It's an invaluable resource for chefs and home cooks who want to make use of all part

Ryan Farr, 32, is a San Francisco-based chef/butcher and founder of 4505 Meats in the U.S.

General Fields

  • : 9781452100593
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : 0.93
  • : October 2011
  • : 257mm X 208mm X 23mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ryan Farr
  • : Hardback
  • : 12-Nov
  • : 641.36
  • : 240
  • : Illustrations