An essential guide to everything you need to buy, prepare, cook and eat meat today from one of the finest contemporary cooks.
In this superb book Frances Bissell has compiled a classic compendium of over 200 delicious recipes, for beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry and game. Here are tempting slow-cooked braises and stews to enjoy for a winter Sunday lunch, light and quick one-course meals to rustle up at the end of the working day, and sauces, preserves and accompaniments to lend a new twist to traditional dishes
In addition, she gives invaluable advice about finding and buying the best ingredients, all the various cuts and joints and how to get the best from them, equipment, roasting charts and how to joint and carve.
According to one national newspaper, Frances Bissell has the largest following of any cookery writer in the country (Delia Smith: “Really?”). Whether this is true or not, she is a cook of formidable range and versatility, as enthusiastically participating in salami- making in deepest Kent as doing a stint as guest chef at the Manila Mandarin hotel. In The Organic Meat Cookbook she has assembled a collection of more than 200 delicious recipes to make the best of the fine free-range and organic meats that are increasingly available.
The recipes seem to come from just about every conceivable cuisine in the world, with a very interesting emphasis on Spain and Portugal (the latter very welcome, since few if any Portuguese recipes are in general circulation) and their former spheres of influence–Latin America, the Philippines, Basque shepherd dishes from California.
A section devoted to each meat is prefaced by a useful account of cooking methods and of the various English, French and American cuts and joints. This handsome addition to the Ebury Press uniform paperback series of cookbooks is actually a reworking of Frances Bissell’s Real Meat Cookbook, dating from the innocent days of 1992, when there was less reason to emphasis the purity of the meat’s provenance. –Robin Davidson