The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat Review

I love cookbooks and my husband is definitely a meat and potatoes kind of guy, so I was thrilled to be able to check out the new Great Meat Cookbook by Bruce Aidells!

Meet the Author


Bruce Aidells is the owner and founder of Aidells Sausage Company, whose products are distributed nationally. He has received many awards from the National Association for Specialty Food Trade, and he writes a food column for the San Jose Mercury News. He lives in Kensington, California.



In the last decade since the publication of Bruce Aidells’s hugely successful The Complete Meat Cookbook, called by the Washington Post “authoritative” and “all-encompassing,” the world of meat cookery has changed radically. With the rise of small farmers and the Internet, a more diverse supply is available— not only of beef, pork, lamb, and veal, but also of bison, venison, and goat. Today’s shopper confronts a host of bewildering, often misleading labels: “certified organic,” “humanely raised,” “vegetarian diet,” and many more.

Whether the cook shops at the local farmers’ market or the supermarket, The Great MeatCookbook is the definitive guide to the new landscape. In sidebars illustrated with color photographs of each cut, Aidells shows how to pick the best steaks, chop, roasts, and ribs. With hundreds of  recipes, including “Great Meat Dishes of the World” like Beef Fillet stuffed with Parmesan and Proscuitto; budget-friendly dishes like Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pork Shoulder; speedy dinners like Mushroom-Stuffed T Bone Lamb Chops, and charcuterie and sausage selections, Aidells provides all the information needed for juicy results every time.

This is definitely an all encompassing meat cookbook! It includes any information that you could ever need or want to know about meat. There is everything from buying, storing, handling, cooking, grilling, flavoring meat and endless recipes. Recipes include cooking beef, bison, pork, sausages, cured meats, lamb, goat and veal.


You can currently pick up a copy of this cookbook on amazon for $25.31 and is eligible for prime shipping, or you can get a kindle copy of the book for $14.99. Click HERE to check it out!


Disclosure: I was provided with the above mentioned products in order to facilitate a review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own and are always in the best interest of my readers.

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