aidell meat cookbook
I'm wondering what people think of the complete meat cookbook by Bruce Aidell. It seems good for information on, well, meat, but how good are the recipes?
The recipes are very good, mostly easy to moderate in difficulty level. Quite a few take some time in that there's often marinating or brining involved. They do require a reasonably well-stocked spice collection(but not much of the exotic); more of a problem for me is that many recipes use alcoholic spirits that I tend not to have on hand(but there are plenty of recipes that don't use them.) Everything I've cooked from the book has been very tasty.
I really like the book. Good information on meats (especially some of the lesser-known cuts)and almost worth the price for the temperature doneness chart alone. The recipes I have made have all been good to very good, with a couple of excellent ones-- try Lisa's Lazy Pot Roast. That has become a standard at our house.
I concur with the other posts -- the recipes are very good. This has become one of my favorite cookbooks.