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Cookbooks with a Pork Focus

Pamela Sep 7, 2009 09:19 AM

I don't ever cook pork (or meat really), so do not have cookbooks that focus on pork exclusively. A friend's birthday is coming up, and she loves pork. I therefore wanted to see if any of you could recommend me a favorite cookbook that focuses on pork. The recipes should not be overly complex. In fact, the simpler, the better. Thanks in advance for your suggestions! I really appreciate it.

  1. Pamela Sep 7, 2009 04:58 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions. I did a search and ended up buying these three books:
    1. Fergus Henderson's "The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating" (Perhaps the poster from the other thread should purchase this book.);
    2. Heather Lauer's "Bacon: A Love Story: A Salty Survey of Everybody's Favorite Meat"; and
    3. Peter Kaminsky's "Pig Perfect: Encounters with Remarkable Swine and Some Great Ways to Cook Them."

    1. MMRuth Sep 7, 2009 12:43 PM

      You might look into Jane Grigson's Chacuterie and French Pork Cookery - I have enjoyed reading through it, but have not yet made anything from it.


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        Hassley Sep 7, 2009 12:24 PM

        Funny, I was just reading another thread and somebody mentioned this one:

        Bruce Aidells's Complete Book of Pork

        I know nothing about it, but it sounds like what you'd be looking for!

        (If you're curious, it was mentioned in the thread about what to do with a leftover pig's head, spine etc.)

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