or Connect
ChefTalk.com › Culinary Schools, Cookbooks & Cookware › Cookbooks › Cooking By Ingredient › Meat & Game › Meat A Benign Extravagance by Fairlie, Simon [Chelsea Green,2010] (Paperback) › Meat A Benign Extravagance by Fairlie, Simon [Chelsea Green,2010] (Paperback) Reviews

Meat A Benign Extravagance by Fairlie, Simon [Chelsea Green,2010] (Paperback) Reviews

hwood

Remarkable amount of information about ecologically sound animal agriculture

Posted

Pros: Detailed, thoughtful, balanced, exploration of responsible animal agriculture, best book I have read on this polarizing subject

Cons: Too few people will read it

This is a difficult book to review for a cookbook site, because it is not a cookbook. If you are looking for recipes to cook meat, consult any of the many excellent cook books on the subject. This book, on the other hand, is a fascinating and intensely detailed exploration of the role of meat in responsible agriculture. My main concern about this book is that not enough people will read it, and even fewer will read it with an open mind. In the ecologically aware community, there seems to be no more polarizing question then the question of eating meat. Meat is good or meat is evil, and most people seem to have made up their minds pretty firmly. Certainly everyone is entitled to their...
(read more)
ChefTalk.com › Culinary Schools, Cookbooks & Cookware › Cookbooks › Cooking By Ingredient › Meat & Game › Meat A Benign Extravagance by Fairlie, Simon [Chelsea Green,2010] (Paperback) › Meat A Benign Extravagance by Fairlie, Simon [Chelsea Green,2010] (Paperback) Reviews