Pigs & Pork

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Gill Meller

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896648

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the fourteenth River Cottage Handbook, Gill Meller shows how to keep pigs and cook with pork. Keeping a herd of pigs brings a lot of enjoyment – they are curious, intelligent and (often) lovable animals, with plenty of character. When the time comes, they can provide you with a fine carcass that can be turned into all manner of tasty things. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the story behind what's on the plate, and as Gill Meller explains in this accessible and comprehensive guide, by rearing and butchering your own pigs you'll be able to create a full range of delicious pork products in the most sustainable, economical and hands-on way possible. Pigs & Pork gives expert advice on choosing whether to keep your own pigs, on sourcing them and setting up their home, and on feeding and caring for them. Gill also explains how you can arrange for the pigs' eventual slaughter, and how to find a good butcher or carry out your own butchery at home and identify the different cuts of meat. And even if you are buying your pork from the butcher, there is plenty to inspire. In the mouth-watering recipe section you will find the ultimate roast pork, farmhouse pâtés, pork scratchings, brawn, sausages, rillettes, pork pies, Scotch eggs and black pudding, as well as instructions for how to home-cure your own bacon, ham and salami. And of course, there are guidelines for setting up a proper hog roast to cater for large numbers, River Cottage-style – simply the perfect fare for an outside gathering. Whether you are just after the secret to sensational crackling, or you want to go the whole hog and set up your own sty, this book will guide you on the road to pork heaven.

Cakes

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Pam Corbin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896346

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the eighth of the River Cottage Handbook series, Pam Corbin offers an appealing guide to baking perfect cakes Baking is the most comforting and entirely satisfying of the culinary arts - making a cake is not only a sumptuous process in its own right but the end result is entirely delicious. Pam Corbin offers the voice of experience, setting out basic techniques and recipes that will guarantee success. This is traditional baking at its very best, with over 75 adaptable recipes including Macaroons, Meringues, Fairy Cakes (and their counterpart - Gnome Cakes), the classic Victoria Sandwich, Rhubarb Pudding Cake, Walnut Cake, Banana Breakfast Muffins, Orange Cake with Earl Grey Icing, and the glorious Battenberg Cake with its distinctive pink and yellow checks. As a finishing touch, there is a section devoted to sweet embellishments like feather icing, crystallised violets and chocolate leaves. Say goodbye to sinking sponges and brittle brownies with this comprehensive guide to the heavenly world of cake making, introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Hedgerow

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: John Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896354

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the seventh of the River Cottage Handbook series, John Wright explores the culinary delights of the British hedgerow. Hedgerows, moors, meadows and woods - these hold a veritable feast for the forager. In this hugely informative and witty handbook, John Wright reveals how to spot the free and delicious pickings to be found in the British countryside, and how to prepare and cook them. First John touches on the basics for the hedgerow forager, with an introduction to conservation, safety, the law, and all the equipment that you may need. Next he guides you through the tasty edible species to be found. Each one is accompanied by photographs for identification, along with their conservation status, habitat, distribution, season, taste, texture and cooking methods - not forgetting, of course, some fascinating asides and diversions about their taxonomy and history. Fifty species are covered, including bilberries, blackberries, raspberries, common mallow, dandelions, hedge garlic, horseradish, pignuts, nettles, sloes, sweet chestnuts, water mint, bulrushes and wild cherries. After this there is a section describing the poisonous species to steer clear of, with identifying photographs as well as warnings about nasty 'lookalikes'. Finally, there are thirty delicious recipes to show how you can make the most of your (edible) findings. Introduced by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hedgerow is an indispensable household reference, and an essential book to have by your side for every trip into the countryside.

Mushrooms

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: John Wright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896273

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the first of the River Cottage Handbook series, mycologist John Wright uncovers the secret habits and habitats of Britain's thriving mushrooms - and the team at River Cottage explain how to cook them to perfection. In the first of the River Cottage Handbook series, mycologist John Wright explains the ins and outs of collecting, including relevant UK laws, conservation notes, practical tips and identification techniques. He takes us through the 72 species we are most likely to come across during forays in Britain's forests and clearings: old friends the Chanterelle and Cep, as well as a whole colourful host of more unfamiliar names - edible species including the Velvet Shank, the Horn of Plenty, the Amethyst Deceiver, the Giant Puffball and the Chicken in the Woods, and poisonous types such as the Sickener, the Death Cap and the Destroying Angel. The handbook is completed by more than 30 simple and delicious mushroom recipes from the River Cottage team. With colour photographs throughout, line drawings, a user-friendly Key and an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the River Cottage Mushroom Handbook is a comprehensive and collectable guide, destined to be an indispensable household reference.

Chicken & Eggs

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Mark Diacono

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140889663X

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the eleventh River Cottage Handbook, bestselling author Mark Diacono gives recipes and comprehensive guidance for keeping chickens. Chickens are a fantastic addition to a garden or outdoors space - you don't have to live in the back of beyond to have a few clucking around and giving you fresh eggs. They come in all shapes and sizes: some are layers, some are just born to strut. Mark Diacono begins at the basics, showing how you can raise chickens from eggs, and look after them once they start laying their own. The first part of Chicken & Eggs explains how to think ahead about what kind of chickens you want and how many to get, whether you are going for a breed that lays eggs regularly, or that you might eventually use for eating, or that simply looks decorative. You can choose from Orpingtons, Derbyshire redcaps, Muffed Old English Game, Leghorns and many more.

Game

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Tim Maddams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896567

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the fifteenth River Cottage Handbook, Tim Maddams offers a comprehensive guide to harvesting and preparing game, and a host of delicious recipes. Game offers some of the most intense, delicate, rich and varied meat around. And not only is it delicious, it can also be a healthy and more nutritious alterative to traditional red meats. Here, Tim Maddams gives an accessible guide to obtaining, assessing, preparing and cooking game, including pheasant, grouse, venison, partridge, hare, rabbit, boar and duck. Tim begins by describing the characteristics of game species, then discusses ethical and sustainable hunting, preservation and seasonality. Next he gives a step-by-step guide to skinning, feathering and butchering techniques (and if you don't have a fresh supply, how to buy game meat). Lastly he shares his seriously tasty recipes from the River Cottage kitchen, such as Slow-roast spiced soy duck, Quick-smoked duck, Lasagne of game and wild mushrooms, Partridge with pumpkin and cider, Goose sausages, Gamekeeper's pie and Roasted hen pheasant with all the trimmings. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and colour photography throughout, Game is the indispensable guide to enjoying wild meat.

River Cottage Every Day

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Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740990

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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British iconoclast and sustainable food champion Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes back to basics in this guide to simple, everyday home cooking. In River Cottage Every Day, Hugh shares the dishes that nourish his own family of three hungry school-age kids and two busy working parents—from staples like homemade yogurt and nut butters to simple recipes like Mixed Mushroom Tart; Foil-Baked Fish Fillets with Fennel, Ginger, and Chile; and Foolproof Crème Brûlée. Hugh brings his trademark wit and infectious exuberance for locally grown and raised foods to a wide-ranging selection of appealing, everyday dishes from healthy breakfasts, hearty breads, and quick lunches to all manner of weeknight dinners and enticing desserts. Always refreshingly honest, but without sermonizing, Hugh encourages us to build a close relationship to the sources of our food and become more involved with the way we acquire and prepare it. But he doesn’t shrink from acknowledging the challenges of shopping and cooking while juggling the demands of work and family. So while Hugh offers an easy recipe for homemade mayonnaise, he admits to having a jar of store-bought mayo lurking in the fridge, just like the rest of us! Including helpful and encouraging advice on how to choose the finest meat, freshest fish, and most mouthwatering fruits and vegetables, River Cottage Every Day shows us that deliciously prepared and thoughtfully sourced meals can be enjoyed every day of the year. From the Hardcover edition.

Curing & Smoking

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Steven Lamb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896664

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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In the thirteenth River Cottage Handbook, Steven Lamb shows how to cure and smoke your own meat, fish and cheese. Curing and smoking your own food is a bit of a lost art in Britain these days. While our European neighbours have continued to use these methods on their meat, fish and cheese for centuries, we seem to have lost the habit. But with the right guidance, anyone can preserve fresh produce, whether living on a country farm or in an urban flat – it doesn't have to take up a huge amount of space. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, it's easy to take good-quality ingredients and turn them into something sensational. Curing & Smoking begins with a detailed breakdown of any kit you might need (from sharp knives to sausage stuffers, for the gadget-loving cook) and an explanation of the preservation process – this includes a section showing which products and cuts are most suitable for different methods of curing and smoking. The second part of the book is organised by preservation method, with an introduction to each one, and comprehensive guidance on how to do it. And for each method, there are, of course, many delicious recipes! These include chorizo Scotch eggs, salt beef, hot smoked mackerel, home-made gravadlax … and your own dry-cured streaky bacon sizzling in the breakfast frying-pan. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, this book is the go-to guide for anyone who wants to smoke, brine or air-dry their way to a happier kitchen.

Cheese & Dairy

River Cottage Handbook

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Author: Steven Lamb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408896575

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Nothing beats a really good cheese. These days you can buy great dairy products locally, made using high-quality ingredients and with a unique flavour of their own. The next step is to try your hand at making yoghurt, labneh, mozzarella and even deliciious matured cheeses yourself. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, the key ingredient is milk. He shows you exactly what to do to take it from its liquid form to a wide range of dairy products, from clotted cream to a washed-rind cheese. There are also plenty of gorgeous recipes that make the most of cheese and other dairy goods – as you'd hope, they involve such pleasures as dunking carbs into a pot of melty cheese; biting down on a delicate cheese wafer; or whipping up the best ever cheesecake. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and plenty of helpful photographs, this book is the indispensable guide to crafting and enjoying cheese and other dairy products.

The River Cottage Family Cookbook

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Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,Fizz Carr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340826393

Category: Cooking (Natural foods)

Page: 415

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Recipes for the whole family.

The River Cottage Australia Cookbook

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Author: Paul West

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408858401

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has sowed the seed for a brand new River Cottage – in Australia! Somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney, and nestled between the pristine Sapphire Coast and the imposing Mount Gulaga, lies the beautiful old dairy farm which is now the home of River Cottage Australia, and 'new Hugh' Paul West. Paul is a fresh, exciting face on the global food scene, as well as a brilliant presenter. Predictably, there is a healthy dose of competition between Hugh and Paul. They have fought over who can catch the first octopus and have raced to find the first mushroom of the year. But they have similar passions – sustainability and environmental issues being at the forefront – and on the farm they discover fantastic bounty as they forage for food and share the products of their culinary skills with the locals. Featuring recipes from the first three series of River Cottage Australia, this is the cookbook that will reveal the delicious dishes which Paul has been creating on the farm. The book is divided into seven chapters and includes more than 120 recipes such as pumpkin scones, roasted octopus salad, baked salmon, spiced aubergine salad, pig on a spit, borlotti bean broth, raw courgette salad and warm curb cake with honey rhubarb. With a preface by Hugh (and a sprinkling of his recipes throughout), plus atmospheric, beautiful photography by Mark Chew, this is one of the best cookery books of the year.

The Selfish Pig's Guide To Caring

How to Cope With the Emotional and Practical Aspects of Caring for Someone

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Author: Hugh Marriott

Publisher: Piatkus

ISBN: 1405520078

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Six million people in the UK, often unnoticed by the rest of us, provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives, friends or neighbours. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health. Oddly, though carers by definition are anything but selfish pigs, they are liable to feelings of guilt, probably brought on by fatigue and isolation. So Hugh Marriott has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who don't know what being a carer is all about. His aim is bring into the open everything he wishes he'd been told when he first became a carer. And he does. The book airs such topics as sex, thoughts of murder, and dealing with the responses of friends and officials who fail to understand. This is a must-read for anyone involved with caring.

A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping

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Author: Carol Harris

Publisher: Good Life

ISBN: 1904871607

Category: Pets

Page: 202

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A Guide to Traditional Pig Keeping is a comprehensive reference book covering all aspects of traditional pig husbandry. It aims to be an introduction for the smallholder or farmer wishing to diversify and capitalize on a growing market for high quality, traceable, local produce from traditional breeds or for non-commercial owners, with one or two pigs, who wish to know how best to care for them. With strong emphasis throughout on the conservation of rare breeds, this book explores all aspects of keeping pigs on a small-scale enterprise. Supported by over 150 photographs and clear text it covers: traditional, rare and modern breeds, housing and pasture requirements, legislation, regulations and record keeping, management and handling, nutrition, health and welfare, breeding, showing, sales and marketing, slaughtering, butchering and processing, organic pig keeping, consumer issues, food regulations and standards, butchering, curing and sausage making. Supported by a substantial resource section, together with information on processing this book is the essential guide for anyone keeping pigs for either profit or pleasure.

Serious Pig

An American Cook in Search of His Roots

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Author: John Thorne,Matt Lewis Thorne

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466805986

Category: Cooking

Page: 528

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In this collection of essays, John Thorne sets out to explore the origins of his identity as a cook, going "here" (the Maine coast, where he'd summered as a child and returned as an adult for a decade's sojourn), "there" (southern Louisiana, where he was captivated by Creole and Cajun cooking), and "everywhere" (where he provides a sympathetic reading of such national culinary icons as the hamburger, white bread, and American cheese, and sits down to a big bowl of Texas red). These intelligent, searching essays are a passionate meditation on food, character, and place.

The River Cottage Meat Book

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Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall,Simon de Courcy Wheeler

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 9780340826386

Category: Cooking

Page: 543

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall covers the practical basics of cooking with meat - everything you'll need to know about choosing the best raw materials and understanding the different cuts - before offering recipes for 150 classic dishes.

River Cottage Veg

200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes

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Author: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0449015955

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

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A comprehensive collection of 200+ recipes that embrace vegetarian cuisine as the centerpiece of a meal, from the leading food authority behind the critically acclaimed River Cottage series. Pioneering champion of sustainable foods Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall embraces all manner of vegetables in his latest cookbook, an inventive offering of more than two hundred vegetable-based recipes, including more than sixty vegan recipes. Having undergone a revolution in his personal eating habits, Fearnley-Whittingstall changed his culinary focus from meat to vegetables, and now passionately shares the joys of vegetable-centric food with recipes such as Kale and Mushroom Lasagna; Herby, Peanutty, Noodly Salad; and Winter Stir-Fry with Chinese Five-Spice. In this lavishly illustrated cookbook, you’ll find handy weeknight one-pot meals, pure and simple raw dishes, and hearty salads as well as a chapter of meze and tapas dishes to mix and match. A genuine love of vegetables—from delicate springtime asparagus to wintry root vegetables—permeates River Cottage Veg, making this book an inspiring new source for committed vegetarians and any conscientious cook looking to expand their vegetable repertoire. From the Hardcover edition.

Female Chauvinist Pigs

Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture

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Author: Ariel Levy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743274733

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A classic work on gender culture exploring how the women’s movement has evolved to Girls Gone Wild in a new, self-imposed chauvinism. In the tradition of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine writer Ariel Levy studies the effects of modern feminism on women today. Meet the Female Chauvinist Pig—the new brand of “empowered woman” who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares all for Girls Gone Wild, pursues casual sex as if it were a sport, and embraces “raunch culture” wherever she finds it. If male chauvinist pigs of years past thought of women as pieces of meat, Female Chauvinist Pigs of today are doing them one better, making sex objects of other women—and of themselves. They think they’re being brave, they think they’re being funny, but in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the joke is on them. In her quest to uncover why this is happening, Levy interviews college women who flash for the cameras on spring break and teens raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a culture in which every music video seems to feature a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are climbing the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes in the pages of Playboy, and thongs are marketed to prepubescent girls. Levy meets the high-powered women who create raunch culture—the new oinking women warriors of the corporate and entertainment worlds who eagerly defend their efforts to be “one of the guys.” And she traces the history of this trend back to conflicts between the women’s movement and the sexual revolution long left unresolved. Levy pulls apart the myth of the Female Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to pass for liberating rebellion is actually a kind of limiting conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly intelligent, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the rise of raunch does not represent how far women have come, it only proves how far they have left to go.

The River Cottage Preserves Handbook

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Author: Pam Corbin

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740826

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

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In this new addition to the award-winning collection, River Cottage master preserver Pam Corbin helps you transform the abundance of your garden (and your friends’ and neighbors’ gardens) into everything from jams and jellies to vinegars and sauces. The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, seasonal, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. Now, with The River Cottage Preserves Handbook, learn to make everything from simple Strawberry Jam to scrumptious new combinations like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Nasturtium “Capers,” Onion Marmalade, Spiced Brandy Plums, and Elixir of Sage, plus a pantryful of butters, curds, pickles, chutneys, cordials, and liqueurs. From the Hardcover edition.

Pig Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs

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Author: Liz Shankland

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781785211010

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 9382

The idea of keeping a few pigs has undergone something of a renaissance and never before has it been so popular. The Pig Manual is a straightforward, no-nonsense guide to getting started - whether your interest is filling your freezer, starting a new business, managing land the traditional way, or simply taking on some charismatic new pets. Packed with color photos and clear step-by-step text, this manual is ideal for beginners who need advice on buying and rearing their first pigs. It's also a handy resource for the more experienced pig-keeper who occasionally needs to dip into a quick-reference manual for help and reassurance.

Pork and Sons

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Author: Stéphane Reynaud

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 370

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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."