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Meat : Everything You Need to Know (Hardcover) (Pat Lafrieda & Carolynn Carreno)

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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 for eating. No one understands meat’s seductive hold on our palates better than America’s premier butcher, Pat LaFrieda. In Meat: Everything You Need to Know, he passionately explains the best and most flavorful cuts to purchase (some of them surprisingly inexpensive or unknown) and shares delicious recipes and meticulous techniques, all with the knowledge that comes from a fourth generation butcher. If you have ever wondered what makes the meat in America’s finest restaurants so delectable, LaFrieda—the butcher to the country’s greatest chefs—has the answers, and the philosophy behind it.In seventy-five recipes—some of them decades-old LaFrieda family favorites, some from New York City’s best restaurateurs, including Lidia Bastianich, Josh Capon, Mike Toscano, and Jimmy Bradley—the special characteristics of each type of meat comes into exquisite focus. Pat’s signature meat selections have inspired famous chefs, and now Meat brings home cooks the opportunity to make similar mouthwatering recipes including multiple LaFrieda Custom Burger Blends, Whole Shank Osso Bucco, Tuscan Fried Chicken with Lemon, Crown Pork Roast with Pineapple Bread Stuffing, Frenched Chop with Red Onion Soubise, Beef Wellington with Mushroom Cream Sauce, and Chipotle-Braised Tomahawk Short Ribs, along with many more.Step-by-step photographs make tricky operations like butterflying a veal chop or tying a crown roast easy even for beginners; beautiful double-page photographic diagrams show more clearly than any previous book where different cuts come from on the animal; and advice on necessary equipment, butcher’s notes, and glorious full-color photographs of the dishes complete this magnificent and comprehensive feast for the senses.Throughout the pages of Meat, Pat LaFrieda’s interwoven tales of life in the meatpacking business and heartwarming personal reminiscences celebrate his family’s century of devotion to their calling and are a tribute to a veritable New York City institution. Pat’s reverence and passion for his subject both teach and inspire.
Pat LaFrieda, the third generation butcher and owner of America?s premier meatpacking business, presents the ultimate book of everything meat. With more than 75 mouthwatering recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry, this magnificent cookbook is a feast for all the senses as it celebrates the food that people really love to eat.

In Meat, Pat introduces you to cuts beyond chops and tenderloins?including inexpensive and unusual cuts?so you can venture outside your everyday selections. With detailed, step-by-step photos, he provides instruction in the best butchering skills for the home cook, such as needling, frenching, rolling, and tying.

Through heartwarming reminiscences and personal memories, you?ll learn of the history of the LaFrieda family?s great American success story and how they created a business that?s lasted over one hundred years, becoming a New York City landmark along the way. The city even named a street after them in the meatpacking district, Pat LaFrieda Lane.

In addition to Pat's favorite family recipes, you?ll find even more delectable recipes contributed by a who's who of New York City's greatest chefs, including Lidia Bastianich, Josh Capon, and Jimmy Bradley.

Dubbed by New York magazine as the King of Meat, Pat Jr. is the mastermind behind the celebrated burgers at many famous restaurants, and he has created over one hundred custom hamburger blends. Now, Pat will reveal to everyone how to create the perfect burger with his all-time favorite burger blend recipes.

Bringing together three generations of experience and exuberant passion for good, satisfying food, this lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book is sure to be a staple in countless home kitchens for years to come.
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine
Sub-Genre: Specific Ingredients / Meat, Courses + Dishes / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Pat Lafrieda & Carolynn Carreno
Language: English
Street Date: September 2, 2014
TCIN: 16103797
UPC: 9781476725994
Item Number (DPCI): 247-10-0723
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