The Home Butcher is filled with plenty of step‑by‑step butchery instructions—as well as techniques, tips, and tricks—and also includes 75 homestyle recipes with easy‑to‑find ingredients.
James Beard Award–winning author James O. Fraioli invites home cooks to discover just how easy it is to butcher various cuts of meat and then prepare them for family and friends in the comfort of their own homes.
Easy-to-follow chapters guide the home butcher every step of the way when processing beef, lamb, sheep and goat, pork, poultry and fowl, rabbit, and venison and other game. In addition, you’ll learn about tools and equipment, packaging and food preservation, and food safety.
The savory dishes featured in this quintessential book derive from the meats featured butchers break down, using many of those same cuts available to us at the supermarket.
Examples of these delicious, approachable, and hearty recipes include:
Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower Steak
Country‑Style Pork Ribs with Peach Rosemary Glaze
Citrus Marinated Chicken Thighs
Warm Duck Breast Salad
Sheep and Pork Meatballs with Pancetta Marinara
Venison Pot Roast
To compliment the wonderful collection of more than 75 recipes, many of the dishes are paired with a savory side and suggested beverage.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your meat cleaver and dive into the fascinating pages ahead
"At the Golden Steer, we believe in serving high-quality beef that we butcher in-house. You should do the same. The Home Butcher is a terrific book for guiding you along the way." —Dr. Mike Signorelli, proprietor of the Golden Steer Steakhouse, one of Las Vegas's 10 Best Steakhouses (USA Today)
"In an age when most things we want or need are only a few clicks away, there remains a great thrill for butchering our own meats. Providing veritable feasts for ourselves and others to enjoy is why I keep The Home Butcher close by." —Chef Derek Bugge, passionate home butcher, winner of Food Network’s Guy Fieri’s Grocery Games