MEAT: Everything You Need to Know

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Pat LaFrieda, the third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, presents the ultimate book of everything meat. With more than 75 mouthwatering recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry, this magnificent cookbook is a feast for all the senses as it celebrates the food that people really love to eat.

In Meat, Pat introduces you to cuts beyond chops and tenderloins—including inexpensive and unusual cuts—so you can venture outside your everyday ...

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Overview

Pat LaFrieda, the third generation butcher and owner of America’s premier meatpacking business, presents the ultimate book of everything meat. With more than 75 mouthwatering recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry, this magnificent cookbook is a feast for all the senses as it celebrates the food that people really love to eat.

In Meat, Pat introduces you to cuts beyond chops and tenderloins—including inexpensive and unusual cuts—so you can venture outside your everyday selections. With detailed, step-by-step photos, he provides instruction in the best butchering skills for the home cook, such as needling, frenching, rolling, and tying.

Through heartwarming reminiscences and personal memories, you’ll learn of the history of the LaFrieda family’s great American success story and how they created a business that’s lasted over one hundred years, becoming a New York City landmark along the way. The city even named a street after them in the meatpacking district, Pat LaFrieda Lane.

In addition to Pat's favorite family recipes, you’ll find even more delectable recipes contributed by a who's who of New York City's greatest chefs, including Lidia Bastianich, Josh Capon, and Jimmy Bradley.

Dubbed by New York magazine as the King of Meat, Pat Jr. is the mastermind behind the celebrated burgers at many famous restaurants, and he has created over one hundred custom hamburger blends. Now, Pat will reveal to everyone how to create the perfect burger with his all-time favorite burger blend recipes.

Bringing together three generations of experience and exuberant passion for good, satisfying food, this lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book is sure to be a staple in countless home kitchens for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/19/2014
A purveyor to many of NYC’s high profile chefs, LaFrieda may be the first celebrity butcher. His family’s business has been around for nearly 100 years, and here he takes readers behind the counter to show them what to look for and what to avoid when buying meat, as well as advice on how to prepare it—there are 75 recipes covering everything from common fare such as meat loaf, burgers, and sausage to show-stoppers like a beef Wellington with mushroom cream sauce, and a roasted calf’s head with whipped brain puree. LaFrieda’s emphasis is in educating readers on the various animals, diagramming cuts, and showing how to best utilize them. Tips like how to break down a chicken or cut pockets in veal or pork chops for stuffing make this a valuable reference that will give readers a greater appreciation for not only their favorite cuts of meat, but their butcher as well. (Sept.)
New York magazine
“The Magician of Meat.”
chef and entrepreneur - Mario Batali
“Pat LaFrieda does everything right as a butcher. MEAT stands out to me as the best handbook there is on this subject.”
founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - Martha Stewart
“Pat LaFrieda has led the ‘butcher revolution’ in the United States. Every serious cook needs this instructional, well-illustrated, and very well written book.”
New York Times bestselling author - Rachael Ray
“It made me laugh, it made me smile, it made me miss my grandpa. I absolutely adore this book.”
chef and owner of The Dutch, Locanda Verde, and Lafayette - Andrew Carmellini
“If you want to know about meat, this is the book. The recipes are great and each one has a story to tell.”
Chef Michael White
MEAT by master butcher Pat LaFrieda is officially the carnivores' holy grail and my new reference point for all things meat.”
chef and owner of Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut, and Khe-Yo - Marc Forgione
“The recipes and techniques in this book are things that can be used in any kitchen whether it’s at home or in the restaurant.”
Butter restaurant - Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
“A celebration of Pat’s enormous skill set, his encyclopedic understanding of meats and their various cuts and how to best use them. Butcher extraordinaire!"
CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group - Danny Meyer
“Certain to make meat-lovers’ mouths water.”
Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad - Chef Daniel Humm
“A must-have for any home cook, it will surely be a valuable resource for years to come.”
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian
MEAT is a superb, detailed sourcebook that I am thrilled to have on my shelf.”
Chef Missy Robbins
“A fantastic resource for both the professional chef and the home cook.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476725994
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 440,623

Meet the Author

Pat LaFrieda’s first introduction to the meat world was in the summer of 1981, when he was just ten years old and learning the tricks of the trade at his father’s butchering business. Thirty years later, Pat, his father, and cousin own and operate New York City’s most prestigious and valued meatpacking facility. Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors supplies the finest restaurants in New York City, Philadelphia, DC, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and more. They also operate four retail locations at Citi Field—home to the New York Mets—including two Pat LaFrieda Original Steak Sandwich stands, a LaFrieda Meatball Slider stand, and the sit-down restaurant, Pat LaFrieda Chop House. In 2014 they became the "Official Burger of the Mets." Pat has appeared on countless national TV shows including Today, The Chew, Rachael Ray Show, CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and Martha Stewart. More information can be found at www.lafrieda.com.

Carolynn Carreño is a James Beard award–winning writer for magazines including Bon Appétit, Saveur, The Los Angeles Times, Gourmet, and Food & Wine and coauthor of books with chefs Nancy Silverton, Kenny Shopsin, and Sara Foster. Her cookbooks are known for their distinct voice and storytelling style.

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