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The River Cottage Meat Book: [A Cookbook]
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13 Reddit comments about The River Cottage Meat Book: [A Cookbook]:

u/Craigenstein · 8 pointsr/Butchery

A few things that should be addressed, I hope this doesn't come off too negatively.

u/Pigroasts · 5 pointsr/Charcuterie

I'd also recommend [this book] (, plus any of [these casings] ( (they'll last forever too, if you pack them in salt.

u/drwormtmbg · 5 pointsr/meat

Also The River Cottage Meat Book although it is extra British, I consider it to be an essential read. Also, Pork & Sons is my favorite meat subject.

u/geelo · 3 pointsr/Butchery

While it is not exactly what you are looking for - on the topic of books, make sure you get the "River Cottage Meat Book". It's not a traditional butchery text book, but has loads of great meat information.

u/The_Phaedron · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

If you want something decadent, adventurous, and cheap, try some of the cuts less-commonly consumed in North America.

Corned beef tongue is fucking delicious, and a staple of Jewish deli with good reason. In most parts of the world, the tongue is one of the most valuable cuts because it is so rich in taste and texture. In North America, you could probably get a 3-5lb cut for $10 if you're friendly at the butcher's or farmer's market.

Pig's feet is fattier and more unctuous, and it features in all sorts of cuisine from soul food to Southeast Asian to traditional French cooking.Here are a few preparations.

A lot of these cuts are cheap either because they require planning ahead for a slow cook, or because a mild cultural taboo keeps most people from our continent from approaching these delicious cuts.

If you want to learn a lot more about getting the best value from your meat, here are some books I'd recommend. Consider the up-front cost an investment that pays dividends each time you don't spend more money on restaurants and pricey cuts.

The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating, by Fergus Henderson ($12.04)

The River Cottage Meat Book, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall ($26.40)

Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal, by Jennifer McLagan ($23.10)

u/TonyFED · 2 pointsr/Paleo

I agree heartily (and hungrily) with the resources suggested above. For an overall view of meat in general (both "odd" and regular bits) I would also recommend "The River Cottage Meat Book"

u/okcukv · 2 pointsr/Cooking

The River Cottage Meat Book - also a great book for both technique and recipes.

u/causalcorrelation · 2 pointsr/keto

>healthy lean meats

Stop using that expression.

Also, it gives me the impression that you may not have read the FAQ. It's worth checking out. If you're on mobile and can't see the sidebar, I will link it for you.

I've scrolled through a few of the comments, and I'm getting the impression that eating (especially meat-eating) is an emotional experience for you. It may be helpful for you to face facts about what eating constitutes in terms of the destruction of another being.

There are plenty of great resources out there devoted to the respectful treatment of meat as a food and as a creature. Some of the best cookbooks out there have a great attitude of respect towards the magnificent things that get to become delicious meals for us.

I found and enjoyed this book in my local Barnes and Noble. I will preface the link to it by saying that I have no qualms whatsoever about eating meat, and don't even have a particular preference for the critter being treated humanely (pardon my coldness here, but I think it's silly to split hairs over whether or not your pig knew it was loved when you skinned it and ground it up into sausage before eating it).

The River Cottage Meat Book

u/Gryphith · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

This is definitely a great resource, Danforth really distilled a LOT of info into this book and the one that focuses on just beef. Another great resource is by River Cottage, they have great detailed books as well. I picked these up while working at a butcher shop and found them incredibly useful.

The River Cottage Meat Book

u/flunkytown · 1 pointr/Cooking

The River Cottage Meat Book dramatically improved my approach to proteins in so many ways. I would recommend it to anyone.

u/circuslives · 1 pointr/Cooking

I also second The Joy of Cooking, and would like to add the following to your list:

u/djc6535 · -1 pointsr/todayilearned

I highly suggest checking the River Cottage Meat Book for an analysis of the meat industry from top to bottom. It's a compassionate approach to the meat industry, a send up of large scale production farms, but also an even handed approach to eating meat in a sustainable respectful way.

A quote: "I've written this book because I believe that meat, at its splendid best, helps us achieve this sense of shared contentment perhaps better than any other food. But I've also written it because of my feelings about meat eating at its worst: an ignominious expression of greed, indifference, and heartlessness. After eating badly produced, badly butchered, and badly cooked meat you may be left thinking, if you are prone to such thoughts, 'You mean an animal died for that. ...

Think about the animals from which the meat that you eat comes. Are you at all concerned about how they have been treated? Have they lived well? Have they been fed on safe appropriate foods? Have they been cared for by someone who respects them and enjoys their contact with them? Are you sure? "

You see, videos like the one you posted are one extreme... While they happen and make good propaganda, they are not indicative of the entire industry (or even the industry as a whole). Wholesale cruelty in killing is actually less efficient than a quick and merciful slaughter. This does not mean that the animals are treated well across the industry, but rather their killing is usually not the issue. It just makes for a more impressive video.

Their treatment while they're alive is the tricky bit.

The issue is still more complicated than that. Consider Veal. We have actually caused a great deal more animal suffering and cruelty by refusing to eat Veal than we ever did when it was popular.

How can that be? I've seen pictures of those baby cows tied up! By not eating Veal I'm not contributing to their pain and suffering.

Not true. Cows tend to fall into two distinct categories: Dairy cows and Meat cows. Dairy cows aren't good for meat, and Meat cows aren't good for milk. For a Diary cow to produce milk it needs to have a calf. Female calfs will be raised to be future Dairy cows. Male calfs of Dairy cows... well... they're worthless. They used to be produced for Veal, and sensible farmers did NOT torture them by chaining them into tiny pens. Today Veal isn't in demand so these male calfs are typically slaughtered within hours of birth.

I won't dissuade you from going Vegan... do what you feel is right. What I WILL encourage you to do is think a little more about what is really going on. Don't be persuaded by simple propaganda. Do research for yourself. Examine the subject from top to bottom and make your own conclusion, rather than have one forced upon you by people who have cherry picked the most sensationalist data points, few though they may be.

u/tenten101010 · -6 pointsr/videos

reddit constantly makes light of animal rights, which really is one of the most important issues of our time.

It is wrong to torture/imprison/experiment-on animals for the same reasons it is wrong in humans.

"But apes aren't people." - It depends on who you ask. Some think apes are people, see The Great Ape Project. And why are people especially entitled to humane treatment? It is because we recognize that we wouldn't want the same thing done to us. Many white people did not consider black people equally human, and used this as a justification for their mistreatment. Now we recognize that we shouldn't have done that. We do the same thing with animals today.

"No, I mean apes are part of the human species." - Species is just a term of connivence that usually describes animals that can mate and produce fertile offspring. We have to ask why we shouldn't torture humans, and then we will see that those same reasons apply to apes as well.

"But apes aren't as smart as people." - Nowadays we don't say that medical experiments should be performed on retarded humans, since they are not as smart. It is their capacity to suffer that we consider, not their intelligence, when we decide not to perform medical experiments on humans. In terms of capacity for suffering, there is no reason to think that apes and humans are not equal.

"We can gain important medical knowledge from these experiments." - Nazi experiments on humans helped advance our medical understanding, but most people still think they were wrong. Again, consider if it would be worth it to experiment on retarded humans without their consent, since we could learn important things. Furthermore, the value of the information that actually comes from these experiments in dubious. Consider that the vast majority of improvements in life expectancy come from public health measures (sewers, clean water, vaccinations, etc.). As far as medically important drugs, nearly all are discovered serendipitously, rather than in directed research. See this book.

These arguments apply equally well to many animals, certainly the common food animals, pigs, cows, etc. Don't torture them! If you want to eat animals (since they are delicious, and provide many useful products), just find ones which were treated kindly while alive, it's not that hard. Unfortunately, nearly all the meat, milk, leather we have comes from tortured animals. reddit hates vegans. but most vegans are simply doing their best not to torture living things.

reddit is an ass when it comes to animal rights. reddit would have whipped their black slaves in early 1800s America, and they would have sent their jewish neighbors to concentration camps in 1940s Germany. In both cases, groups were thought of as sub-human, and therefore they could be mistreated. Today we do the exact same thing to animals. Being human is irrelevant!

Tl;dr: When thinking about animal rights, consider the animal to be a retarded human child, and then proceed with the ethical decision.