The first copy has arrived.

The book feels great, exactly what I wish I had when I was learning. It’s made to be used over and over again as reference, inspiration, and a road map to FLAVOR! All of the hard work and dedication is concentrated into a well crafted manual with detailed photography capturing every step of the story. This book has been a long time in the making. Just looking at it makes me want to break down a fore quarter of aged beef, reminding me that while my home kitchen may be simple, I can source and butcher my own meat. If I was going to tackle a whole animal at home, I would probably settle for a lamb. It’s much more manageable for anyone with a sturdy table and a few good tools. Reading through the pages reminded me that you don’t have to start with the whole animal. You can run down to your local butcher shop and request a primal or portion to practice on. Whether that’s seaming out the muscles on a leg or frenching a nice rack of lamb for the purposes of technique and presentation. Even if you make mistakes, it’s all tasty and edible. So what are you waiting for? Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble or IndieBound and have it arrive safely to your doorstep in November!

Whole Beast Butchery

For the past year and a half, I’ve been busy with many things, but the one thing I’m most excited to share with you is my upcoming book: Whole Beast Butchery, the complete visual guide to Whole Pig, Lamb, and Beef. This book is largely inspired by the concepts I’ve put forth on my blog for the past three years. The step by step format is the way I’ve always chosen to share the information and techniques. Included are some of my favorite recipes, like Crispy Skin Pork Shoulder, Lambchetta, 10lb Beef Flinstone Rack, Pork Jowl and Clams, and Beef Tongue Pastrami. Click here for the details!