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Meat: The Ultimate Companion by Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers [©Murdoch Books]


The first and last word on meat written by a world-famous Aussie butcher...

"You hold the right book in your hands. Learning from it will be delicious." Anthony Bourdain

At a time when we need to be more thoughtful about our meat consumption, this landmark publication offers the most important ingredient: knowledge.

Meat: The Ultimate Companion is designed to walk you through the topic from the eyes of farmers, butchers and the best cooks to help you with questions you might want to ask before you buy your meat.

Carefully curated by Anthony Puharich – legendary butcher and supplier to Australia's leading restaurants – together with accomplished food writer Libby Travers, this comprehensive and ambitious project covers the history of every major animal we raise for meat, international breed maps, cut diagrams and descriptions, as well as illustrated butchery techniques and expert tips on selecting, storing and cooking all kinds of meat.

Over 110 recipes showcase the major cuts and draw on cuisines and chefs from around the world.

Lavishly photographed and illustrated, it is sure to become a modern classic and a requirement for every meat-lovers' kitchen.


About the Authors

Anthony Puharich is a fifth-generation butcher but he's not your traditional butcher.

Wholesaler of quality meat to eighty percent of Australia's finest restaurants, co-owner of Victor Churchill – the 'Bulgari of butcheries' in Sydney's Woollahra – a site visited by pilgrims from Oprah to AA Gill. He holds a unique position in the Australian food chain, by linking the farmer and the chef.

Over the years he has developed an in depth understanding of what is required for a producer to be the best: animal husbandry, breed, regional differences.

Libby Travers is a food writer, commentator and communications consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in food.

Her interest in food focusses on its place in a country's culture and customs – with a particular soft spot for all things French. Libby is an advocate of food and wine that is produced sustainably, and of the importance of conviviality at the table.


Meat: The Ultimate Companion by Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers, Photography by Alan Benson (with exception of images pages 6 & 11, which are by Paul Gosney), is published by Murdoch Books (Syd, NSW; Nov 2018; HC; 512pp; RRP A$79.99)  It is available at good bookshops and can be found to purchase online via »


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