Pig Perfect

Encounters with Remarkable Swine and Some Great Ways to Cook Them

Author: Peter Kaminsky

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 2570

What Bill Bryson did for trees and walking shoes and Mark Kurlansky did for cod, Peter Kaminsky now does for pork in Pig Perfect 'I love ham and I love this book.' -Annie Dillard o you crave a juicy pork chop An old-time country ham Or maybe some Southern-style barbecue Then you'll want to join Peter Kaminsky on his pilgrimage in search of the perfect pig. Part travelogue, part cookbook, part naturalist's encounter, and part love letter, Kaminsky's book takes us from Kentucky, Burgundy, and Madrid to the Yucatn and back to Brooklyn to tell the tale of the pig. From the wondrous techniques of tailgate chefs to Mayan home cooking, competitive barbecuing, and the ancient rite of the pig killing that has bound communities together over the centuries, Pig Perfect brings together an oddball pork-loving band of chefs, farmers, and food lovers and offers a tasty history of the oft underappreciated pig.

Praise the Pig

Loin to Belly, Shoulder to Ham Pork-Inspired Recipes for Every Meal

Author: Jennifer L. S. Pearsall

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510700390

Category: Cooking

Page: 232

View: 741

Cook all your favorite cuts of pork for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all-day snacks with recipes from a fellow pork lover! The porky pig—juicy, delectable, and irresistibly flavorful—has found its spotlight in American cuisine after being overshadowed by beef and chicken in the distant past. Today, the wondrous pig is celebrated in restaurants and household dining tables all over the country as crispy strips of bacon, tender pork loins, succulent hams, and bouncy sausages; so, what better way to take our relationship with piggy even further than with a cookbook dedicated to cooking the most scrumptious parts of the pig? In loving detail, bacon maven and pork pro Jennifer Pearsall highlights the consumer-friendly parts of the pig that you can find readily in any grocery store—loins and tenderloins, ham, bacon, sausage, and shoulder; the parts you want to eat the most! In over fifty recipes, she illustrates how to make full use of each part for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as snacks on the go. Without using the typical dry “cookbook voice,” Pearsall takes you on a culinary journey through each recipe with her expertise and passion, sharp and witty tongue, personal anecdotes, and exhaustive details on how to cook the pig just right. Discover the versatility of the pig, express yourself in a multitude of porky creations, and honor the pig that we so often take for granted! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Everything But the Squeal

A year pigging out in Northern Spain

Author: John Barlow

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 432

View: 4685

*** EVERYTHING BUT THE SQUEAL *** Makes you want to get on the next flight to Santiago and eat cocido! Rick Stein, TV chef "Delicious" - Time Magazine "Fascinating" - The Economist "Enjoyable and witty" - Waterstones "Mouthwatering" - LA Times "Raucous, affectionate" - Irish Times "Fascinating and hilarious" - Toronto Star *** John Barlow, a self-confessed glutton, finds himself in a meat-lover’s dream. Galicia, in the misty north-western cormer of ‘green’ Spain, is a place where they revere and consume every part of the pig. This starts Barlow thinking about the nature of our relationship with food – what’s delicious, what’s not, and what sort of obligation we have to the animals we eat. Over the course of one glorious year, Barlow tries the patience of his vegetarian wife as he goes the whole hog and vows to eat every part of a Galician pig - everything but the squeal. In his travels he takes part in a thousand-year-old antthrowing festival of Laza, makes pig-bladder puddings for carnival, and manages to taste every other part of the animal, from snout to tail. All washed down with local wine! In the tradition of Bill Bryson, Calvin Trillin and Anthony Bourdain, Everything but the Squeal is an adventure in extreme eating, a hilariously quirky travel book, and a perceptive look at how what we eat makes us who we are. First pubished by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the USA. *** Reviews With good humor and shameless enthusiasm, he has written a delicious meat note. Verdict: Read. Time Magazine ...the attraction of Mr Barlow’s book is that he goes well beyond the business of eating. He gives us a fascinating journal of his Galician wanderings. The Economist Like Bill Bryson, Mr. Barlow has canny comic timing. What both writers get by on is cerebral charm that can verge on slapstick. New York Times An enjoyable and witty journal of gourmet wanderings in Galicia. Waterstone's Books Quarterly Perhaps even more satisfying than his madcap extreme eating and cooking experiences are Barlow's quotable observations about Galicians. New York Post A mouthwatering adventure. LA Times A raucous, affectionate road trip, on which you don’t know where the next meal is coming from. Irish Times Fascinating and hilarious. Toronto Star Charmingly informative and witty. Publishers Weekly Barlow is a very fine writer, and exhibits genius in figuring out new ways to describe food. Edmonton Journal One of the funniest and most moving stories of the so-called ‘new Spain’. La Nación (Argentina) A most compelling and delicious book... This is a fine and noteworthy addition to any serious Spanish food library, and a must-read for anyone contemplating a trip into this green corner of Spain. Hollywood Reporter Barlow is a companionable guide expounding upon history, traditions and the personalities of Galicia. His writing style is quick, lively and filled with delicious details. He takes readers on a sublime journey of the senses. Publishers Weekly (starred review) Barlow is a writer first and foremost, not just another foodie looking for a publisher to pick up his tapas tab. He embraces his adopted culture with affectionate and knowing ribbing... A savory travelogue with insights that go beyond taste and texture. Kirkus keywords: spain and spanish food, galicia and north west spain, humorous travel books about spain, northern spain and food like cocido, rick stein, the pilgrims way in santiago de compostela, memoirs of an englishman abroad

Pyg

The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

Author: Russell Potter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101587393

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 561

A heartwarming debut introduces readers to the adventures of its overachieving porcine narrator Blending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. After winning the blue ribbon at the Salford Livestock Fair and escaping the butcher's knife, Toby tours the country, wowing circus audiences with his abilities to count, spell, and even read the minds of ladies (but only with their permission, of course). He goes on to study at Oxford and Edinburgh—encountering such luminaries as Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, and William Blake—before finally writing his own life story. Quirky, beguiling, and endlessly entertaining, this memoir of a "remarkable sapient pig" is a sharp and witty delight.

Esther the Wonder Pig

Changing the World One Heart at a Time

Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455560774

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 4801

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.

Pork and Sons

Author: Stéphane Reynaud

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 370

View: 7160

The Most Authoritative and Whimsical Look At the PigPork is the world's most widely eaten meat, the heart and soul of everycharcuterie, and many a culinarian's obsession. From head to hoof, and allthe diverse and flavorful meat cuts in between, the pig is the mostversatile and efficient animal raised for food. And no one knows more aboutthe selection, preparation and cooking of pork than French chef andrestaurateur Stephane Reynaud.Coming from a long line of pig butchers and farmers in rural France,Reynaud certainly knows his stuff. This spring Reynaud shares hisaffection, recipes and deep knowledge of the pig in PORK SONS. The winnerof the 2005 French Gourmand Cookbook Award, PORK SONS celebrates theswine in all its forms, from slaughter to supper. The U.S. release of thisunique and remarkable cookbook introduces Americans to generations-worth ofexpertise and love of this delectable meat.Interspersed with humorous hand-drawn sketches and over 200 evocative colorphotographs, PORK SONS provides insight into the history of the pig,those who raise them, and of course how to flavor, cook and transform porkinto an array of mouth-watering dishes. With 150 simple yet flavorfulrecipes that encompass the whole hog, PORK SONS includes chapters on ham,pates and terrines, sausage, roasting, barbecuing, entertaining, and wildboar, with recipes for Warm Sausage and Puy Lentil Salad with HerbMarinade; Proscuitto, Arugula and Parmesan Crostini; Pork Chops withSaint-Marcellin Cheese; Parfait of Pig's Liver and Muscatel; BarbecuedSuckling Pig and many other delectable creations. Also provided arecomplete lexicons of sausage and ham, top sources of pork in the U.S., anda helpful list of alternative ingredients to those readily available inEurope, so cooks can use PORK SONS wherever they live.While this quintessential "pig" cookbook celebrates the delicious qualitiesof pork in all its myriad forms, it also offers a rare, personal glimpseinto a day-in-the-life of a small family business in rural France. Partcookbook and part scrapbook, PORK SONS spills over with warmth andplayful charm in its celebration of community, family and food. Reynaudintroduces us to the people in his village, including Eric the Pig Farmer,Aime the Butcher, Bibi the Bistro Owner, among the cast of characters. Heeven takes us to a traditional pig killing ceremony in Saint-Agrave.PORK SONS, an affectionate tribute to all things porcine, is the perfectrelease in this "year of the pig."

Beyond Bacon

Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog

Author: Matthew McCarry,Stacy Toth

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 9781936608232

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 3309

Beyond Bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than a hundred recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal. While bacon might be the most popular part of the pig for those following the paleo diet, there is a plethora of other delicious and nutrient dense cuts to enjoy. Pastured pork is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), the "good fats" our doctors want us to eat. Beyond Bacon breaks the myths behind this often eschewed meat and shows you how create delectable dishes that are grain-, legume-, dairy-, and refined sugar-free. Beyond Bacon allows you to improve your health and the environment by focusing on sustainable swine. Don't let the dried out pork of your youth scare you away. All the recipes in Beyond Bacon are elegant yet approachable, making it the ultimate cookbook for the foodie in you. You¦ll find: Grain-free Pie Crust, made with lard, Perfect Pork Chops, better than most restaurant steaks, Swedish Meatballs with liver gravy, Pho Soup with chitterling "noodles", instructions on how to properly BBQ and make your own sauces, and a guide to rendering your own CLA-rich lard and how to cook with it. Beyond Bacon delivers mouth-watering photos for each delicious recipe. With a rustic aesthetic and appreciation for tradition, Beyond Bacon recreates the rich and wonderful food perfected generations ago in a healthful way.

The Whole Hog

Exploring the Extraordinary Potential of Pigs

Author: Lyall Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781861977717

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 278

View: 4120

The Whole Hog is just that, an attempt to encompass everything that is known about all the pigs of the world. George Orwell was right. Pigs are unquestionably the farmyard animals most likely to succeed. But why, exactly? Science has been slow to pin down the source of their superiority. Pigs are dramatically different from their closest and more placid relatives, sheep, deer and cattle. During forty million years of evolution, they seem to have made a series of canny decisions, adapting to changing circumstances much as humans have - by becoming more versatile, more gregarious and more curious. Sixteen species of wild pigs now occupy every continent except Australia and Antarctica, filling in the environmental gaps by deploying a panoply of domestic and feral forms - pigs for all seasons. The Whole Hog is their story. The biologist Lyall Watson has tracked pigs in the wild, observed their resourceful and playful lives, deciphered their grunts and oinks - and is convinced pigs deserve new respect.

This Is a Pig Not Ham, Not Pork Not Bacon Just a Pig

Lined Journals to Write In, 6 X 9, 108 Pages

Author: My Lined Journal,Blank Book Billionaire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543044645

Category:

Page: 110

View: 2614

Blank lined journals are perfect to record all the important events in your life and this 6 x 9, 108 page lined notebook is excellent for doing just that. A place for all your thoughts, poems, funny quips or even recipes. Honestly it is just lined paper inside so you can make it into anything you want. A day timer, travel journal, diary, notebook for school, etc. You could even write the next bestselling graphic novel in it. O.K. I know you get it. Oh and it makes the perfect gift. Blank Book Billionaire Journals, Coloring Books and Puzzle Books is focused on creating high quality, fun and yet practical books to enhance your daily life. Whether you are looking for a funny and hilarious journal as a gift option or something to track your fondest memories or your favorite recipes we have it. We have the following books ready for you in multiple varieties: Notorious Notebooks Journal Your Life's Journey My Recipe Journal My Travel Journal My Bucket List My Diet Journal My Food Journal My Dream Journal My Gratitude Journal My Pregnancy Journal My To Do List Journal My Address Book My Smoothie Recipe Journal My Fitness Journal My Workout Journal My Golfing Log Book My Running Journal My Daily Journal My Lined Journal My Lined Notebook Kadence Lee Coloring Books Just search Amazon for any one of these author names and look for ones with Blank Book Billionaire. Scroll up and grab your copy today, nah grab two ;)

Grape, Olive, Pig

Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture

Author: Matt Goulding

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062394142

Category: Cooking

Page: 368

View: 5326

Amazon Best Book of November (2016): Cookbooks, Food and Wine The author of Rice, Noodle, Fish now celebrates the delectable and sensuous culture and cuisine of Spain with this beautifully illustrated food-driven travel guide filled with masterful narration, insider advice, and nearly 200 full-color photos. Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of Spain, a country where eating and living are inextricably linked. Crafted in the "refreshing" (Associated Press), "inspirational" (Publishers Weekly) and "impeccably observed" (Eater.com) style of the acclaimed Rice, Noodle, Fish, and written with the same evocative voice of the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, this magnificent gastronomic travel companion takes you through the key regions of Spain as you’ve never seen them before. Matt Goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, its remarkable people, and its complex history. Fall in love with Barcelona’s tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for Bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain’s most treasured ingredients. Delight in some of the world’s most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias. Sample the world’s finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Grape, Olive, Pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography. Whether you’ve visited Spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.

Pig Tales: An Omnivores Quest for Sustainable Meat

Author: Barry Estabrook

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393248038

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1054

“Illuminating, a window into the world of pigs and pig farmers that every American omnivore needs to read.” —Ruth Reichl, author of Delicious! Barry Estabrook, author of the New York Times bestseller Tomatoland and a writer of “great skill and compassion” (Eric Schlosser), now explores the dark side of the American pork industry. Drawing on his personal experiences raising pigs as well as his sharp investigative instincts, Estabrook covers the range of the human-porcine experience. He embarks on nocturnal feral pig hunts in Texas. He visits farmers who raise animals in vast confinement barns for Smithfield and Tyson, two of the country’s biggest pork producers. And he describes the threat of infectious disease and the possible contamination of our food supply. Through these stories shines Estabrook’s abiding love for these remarkable creatures. Pigs are social, self-aware, and playful, not to mention smart enough to master the typical house dog commands of “sit, stay, come” twice as fast as your average pooch. With the cognitive abilities of at least three-year-olds, they can even learn to operate a modified computer. Unfortunately for the pigs, they’re also delicious to eat. Estabrook shows how these creatures are all too often subjected to lives of suffering in confinement and squalor, sustained on a drug-laced diet just long enough to reach slaughter weight, then killed on mechanized disassembly lines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pig Tales presents a lively portrait of those farmers who are taking an alternative approach, like one Danish producer that has a far more eco-friendly and humane system of pork production, and new, small family farms with free-range heritage pigs raised on antibiotic-free diets. It is possible to raise pigs responsibly and respectfully in a way that is good for producers, consumers, and some of the top chefs in America. Provocative, witty, and deeply informed, Pig Tales is bound to spark conversation at dinner tables across America.

The Singular Beast

Jews, Christians, & the Pig

Author: Claudine Fabre-Vassas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231103664

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 438

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Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey

Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some

Author: John Currence

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449447090

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 9150

Chef John Currence would rather punch you in the mouth with his fantastic flavors than poke you in the eye with fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. John's fun-loving personality rings true throughout the book with his personal stories and history, and his one-of-a-kind recipes for Pickled Sweet Potatoes, Whole Grain Guinness Mustard, Deep South "Ramen" with a Fried Poached Egg, Rabbit Cacciatore, Smoked Endive, Fire-Roasted Cauliflower, and Kitchen Sink Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Each recipe has a song pairing with it and the complete list can be downloaded at spotify.com. Over 100 documentary-style color photographs by photographer Angie Mosier complete this stunning look at the South. Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey is at once irreverent, and at the same time a serious look at Southern food today. John's upbringing in New Orleans, time spent in his grandparent's garden, experience living in Western Europe, and schooling along the Eastern Seaboard all inform this volume of recipes that reflects where today's Southern culinary landscape is going. This book illustrates why Southern food is finally recognized as the driving force in the American culinary movement today.

Whole Beast Butchery

The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb, and Pork

Author: Ryan Farr

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452100594

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 795

DIY fever + quality meat mania = old-school butchery revival! Artisan cooks who are familiar with their farmers market are now buying small farm raised meat in butcher-sized portions. Dubbed a rock star butcher by the New York Times, San Francisco chef and self-taught meat expert Ryan Farr demystifies the butchery process with 500 step-by-step photographs, master recipes for key cuts, and a primer on tools, techniques, and meat handling. This visual manual is the first to teach by showing exactly what butchers know, whether cooks want to learn how to turn a primal into familiar and special cuts or to simply identify everything in the case at the market.

The Breeder's Gazette

A Weekly Publication Devoted ... to the Interests of Live-stock Breeders

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Livestock

Page: N.A

View: 5162

A Pig in Provence

Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

Author: Georgeanna Brennan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119228

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8860

From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.

Olivia Saves The Circus

Author: Ian Falconer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 085707346X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

View: 2685

It's show-and-tell time at Olivia's school and she's telling her class about the time she went to the circus and all the performers were sick... so Olivia had to do everything. She tamed the lions, balanced on stilts, juggled and even played the clown. 'Was that true?' Olivia's teacher asks. 'Quite true,' says Olivia. 'Are you sure Olivia?' 'To the best of my recollection,' she says.

High on the Hog

A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Author: Jessica B. Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596913959

Category: Cooking

Page: 291

View: 8191

The author of The Africa Cookbook presents a history of the African Diaspora on two continents, tracing the evolution of culturally representative foods ranging from chitlins and ham hocks to fried chicken and vegan soul.

Pioneer Collections

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Michigan

Page: N.A

View: 8898