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Meat : The ultimate companion - Anthony Puharich

Hardcover Published: 24th October 2018
ISBN: 9781743363140
Number Of Pages: 512

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'You hold the right book in your hands. Learning from it will be delicious.' Anthony Bourdain

At a time when we need to be more thoughtful about our meat consumption, this landmark publication offers the most important ingredient: knowledge.

Meat: The Ultimate Companion is designed to walk you through the topic from the eyes of the farmer, the butcher and the best cooks to help you with the questions you might want to ask before you buy your meat. Carefully curated by Anthony Puharich, legendary butcher and supplier to Australia's leading restaurants, together with accomplished food writer Libby Travers, this comprehensive and ambitious project covers the history of every major animal we raise for meat, international breed maps, cut diagrams and descriptions, as well as illustrated butchery techniques and expert tips on selecting, storing and cooking all kinds of meat.

Over 110 recipes showcase the major cuts and draw on cuisines and chefs from around the world.

Lavishly photographed and illustrated, it is sure to become a modern classic and a requirement for every kitchen.

About the Authors

Anthony Puharich is a fifth-generation butcher but he's not your traditional butcher. Wholesaler of quality meat to eighty percent of Australia's finest restaurants, co-owner of Victor Churchill, the 'Bulgari of butcheries' in Sydney's Woollahra - a site visited by pilgrims from Oprah to AA Gill. He holds a unique position in the Australian food chain, by linking the farmer and the chef. Over the years he has developed an indepth understanding of what is required for a producer to be the best: animal husbandry, breed, regional differences.

Libby Travers is a food writer, commentator and communications consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in food. Her interest in food focusses on its place in a country's culture and customs - with a particular soft spot for all things French. Libby is an advocate for food and wine that is produced sustainably and the importance of conviviality at the table.

Meat - By Anthony Puharich & Libby Travers is amazing


Bought this book for my retired Chef husband. He was thrilled. His favourite butcher shop is Victor Churchill and he was very happy to have this fabulous book. Interesting & well written.





Great for the beginner and experienced cooks, very informative and a fantastic gift.





This is an extraordinarily high-guality and useful publication for anyone who enjoys understanding about, cooking and eating all types of red, white and game meats. The style of writing and the photography are superb, and the layout and cross-referencing are the best of any food book I've seen. I was given a copy yesterday and can't wait to try some of the uncomplicated, mouthwatering recipes provided by a number of quite famous chefs. Congratulations to all involved!!

Byron Bay hinterland


Never seen anything as quality as this for everything Meat


Everything...and I mean everything ...you could ask for in a book about meat. Great info from paddock to plate, fantastic pictures, top recipes..I gave this as a gift to son in law for his 21st, he wants to be a cattleman and his quote was "this is the book I never knew I needed I couldn't live without". I'm actually really sorry I gave it to him ...might just have to buy another for myself. This really is a top quality product with a massive amount of thought put into it and the quality shows from first page to last.

Clifton Springs


Excellently presented and thoroughly researched


A welcome addition to any cooks library, to sit alongside 'A Cooks Companion'.

Mid North Coast



5.0 5


Foreword by Anthony Bourdain
Some thoughts about meat
1. Birds
2. Sheep
3. Pigs
4. Cattle
5. Wild
6. Techniques

ISBN: 9781743363140
ISBN-10: 1743363141
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 24th October 2018
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.0