Author(s): Adrian Richardson
Meat is a comprehensive cookbook with great tips and information on processing meat, the different cuts, preparation and storage methods and delicious recipes. Meat will illuminate and educate keen home cooks who would like to learn more about the meat we eat; where it comes from and various ways to use different meats. It is also a solid collection of recipes, including sauces, stocks and other meaty basics. The chapters are divided into meat type, making the book as user-friendly as possible. Chapter introductions, as well as short pieces at the beginning of each recipe, impart further knowledge with the friendly and knowledgeable character of author Adrian Richardson running through the narrative. Cooks will be delighted with the enticing recipes like twice-cooked Pork Belly with Toffee Crisp Crackling and old favourites such as Steak and Kidney Pie. This cookbook will become a family favourite that is used again and again - referred to as much for the information as for the appealing recipes. With its warm and friendly yet modern design it will inspire and give confidence to people to learn and try new things.
Adrian Richardson has a simple philosophy regarding food, which he calls 'modern Mediterranean', and that is to use the freshest ingredients and keep it simple. He is so passionate about his food, he ripens his own avocados and tomatoes, makes fresh pasta daily, ages beef on the bone and uses mushrooms that have only been picked hours before arriving at his restaurant. This must be love! Adrian runs acclaimed restaurant, La Luna, is a regular chef on Channel Ten's hit TV series Ready,Steady, Cook, is one of the four presenters on Lifsestyle Channel's Boy's Weekend and is in demand as a guest chef on other television shows and on talkback radio.