Meat: Slaughtering, Butchering, Curing,and Eating Like a Caveman

Butchering Beef

Reviews by Kristina Sepetys


Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
by Adam Danforth with foreward by Temple Grandin

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork:
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
by Adam Danforth with foreward by Joel Salatin
(Storey, 2014, paperback)

Butchering PoultryIn these two instructive texts, Adam Danforth shows you how to humanely slaughter and butcher cattle, poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, and goats, from creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping the meat cold, breaking the meat down, and creating cuts of meat you’ll recognize from the market. He also covers food safety, freezing and packaging, and tools and equipment. This comprehensive reference is an excellent guide for those who want to successfully, safely, and humanely slaughter and butcher an animal.




CharcuteriaCharcutería: The Soul of Spain
by Jeffrey Weiss
(Agate Surrey, 2014)

If you love cured Spanish meats like chorizo, morcilla, and jamón, the acorn-scented centerpiece of Spain’s charcutería, this book will teach you how to prepare them. Weiss, a professional chef, introduces authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing techniques, together with more than 100 traditional Spanish recipes and straightforward illustrations providing easy-to-follow steps for amateur and professional butchers, and lovely full-color photography of savory dishes, Iberian countryside, and centuries-old Spanish cityscapes.




the Paleo KitchenThe Paleo Kitchen: Finding Primal Joy in Modern Cooking
by Juli Bauer and George Bryant
(Victory Belt Publishing, 2014)

The Paleolithic or “paleo” diet consists of fish, grass-fed pasture-raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes what are thought of as “agricultural products”: grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Given the ubiquity of starches, carbohydrates, and sugars, following a paleo diet can be challenging. Bauer and Bryant’s new cookbook includes more than 100 recipes, like Citrus Mint Sugar Salad, Blackberry Lavender Muffins, Banana Chip French Toast, and Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms.



Good Morning PaleoGood Morning Paleo: More Than 150 Easy Favorites to Start Your Day, Gluten- and Grain-Free
by Jane Barthelemy
(De Capo Lifelong Books, 2014)

More than 150 recipes from non-dairy milks and nut butters to grain-free breads, cereals, and muffins; as well as smoothies and egg- and meat-based hearty breakfasts made with fresh vegetables, tart fruits, unprocessed meats, nuts, eggs, and refined oils.