Niman Ranch Cookbook: From Farm to Table with America's Finest Meat

Niman Ranch Cookbook: From Farm to Table with America's Finest Meat

by Bill Niman, Janet Fletcher
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

THE NIMAN RANCH COOKBOOK traces the transformation of a modest family endeavor into a respected nationwide model of sustainable farming-one that is supported by more than 500 independent family farmers raising livestock according to Niman Ranch's strict animal husbandry protocols. Focusing on beef, pork, and lamb (with illustrated meat charts describing all majors… See more details below

Overview

THE NIMAN RANCH COOKBOOK traces the transformation of a modest family endeavor into a respected nationwide model of sustainable farming-one that is supported by more than 500 independent family farmers raising livestock according to Niman Ranch's strict animal husbandry protocols. Focusing on beef, pork, and lamb (with illustrated meat charts describing all majors cuts), the book introduces us to the Niman ranchers, their well-cared-for animals, and a fast-disappearing--but ultimately essential--way of living, eating, and doing business.

 The complete story of America's premier meat brand, showcasing the company's unparalleled dedication to compassionate and responsible farming. According to ACNielsen, natural meat sales nearly doubled between 2002 and 2006 (to $681.3 million), making organic meat the fastest growing segment of the organic food business. Includes 40 recipes contributed by renowned chefs who champion Niman Ranch meats, including Frank Stitt, Mario Batali, and Suzanne Goin.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This work is far from being just a cookbook. In nearly 100 pages, ranch founder Niman and San Francisco Chronicle food writer Fletcher describe the humane and natural methods used to raise the cattle, pigs, and lamb whose meat bears the Niman Ranch label. These animals are raised on family-owned and -operated farms that must meet exacting standards to qualify as suppliers. The Niman way calls for rotating fields to prevent soil erosion, avoiding hormones and antibiotics, and treating the animals respectfully, allotting plenty of space for them to graze. Most of the book's recipes come from renowned chefs who have used Niman meats; others come from the ranchers themselves. Though the beef, pork, and lamb are all-American, the recipes feature flavors from Mexico, the Middle East, France, Germany, Italy, and more. Each recipe comes with start-to-finish times, as many are slow-cooked bistro-type dishes. Illustrated meat charts and full-color food and location photographs are plentiful. This book will satisfy consumers interested in learning more about naturally raised meats and how to prepare and enjoy succulent meat dishes. Highly recommended.-Ann Weber, Bellarmine Coll. Preparatory Lib., San Jose, CA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580089180
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
648,001
Product dimensions:
9.67(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >