Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Beginnings: Pure Beef


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MY BOOK BEGINNING



On a clear September afternoon, I mingled with a crowd dressed in skirts and khakis in an open pasture beneath snow-rimmed mountains.

-- Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut by Lynne Curry, from the Introduction: How a Former Vegetarian Came to Write a Beef Cookbook and Why it Had to be Written.

Pure Beef is my new favorite cookbook.  I have a freezer full of grassfed beef and need some pointers for how to cook it right.  Curry explains everything from the cuts, to how to thaw it, to how to cook it and what to cook with it.  

Lynne Curry also has a terrific blog, Stories that Feed You, that is chock-o-block full of all kinds of interesting recipes and information about many sorts of food. 



11 comments :

Kasumi said...

Wow, I'm the first! :o

And I was confused by your book at the beginning, until you explain it was a book with recipes :D

srivalli said...

Interesting beginning! Can picture it perfectly!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Yes, I wasn't sure about it, either...lol

Amber said...

I like the scene that is set up. How interesting for a vegetarian to love to prepare beef recipes.

Bev Hankins said...

Love the snow capped mountain imagery!

Chris Thompson said...

I just read that a South Dakota beef company is suing ABC News over a story on "pink slime" in their beef, so this is very interesting timing.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

What a poetic beginning to a cookbook! This sounds like it would be a helpful addition to my cookbook collection.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful scene the beginning creates. I would never have guessed this was a cookbook by reading the first line.

Rowen said...

sounds like a different kind of cookbook!

William Stanger said...

Interesting beginning, but not one for me. Unlike the author, I'm a former beef-eater who is now a vegetarian.

aloi s said...

Interesting ... a vegetarian coming up with beef recipes? :) i'll need to look this up!

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