Meat Matters

Author: Sydney Watts
Publisher: Universities Press
ISBN: 9781580462112
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this book, Watts examines why meat mattered to a growing number of Parisians and explores the political, economic and cultural matters of the meat trade in order to illuminate more fully the changing world of Old Regime Paris.

What s the Matter with Meat

Author: Katy Keiffer
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780238045
Format: PDF
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It’s been 111 years since the publication of The Jungle, Upton Sinclair’s groundbreaking book on the cattle industry. Though improvements in animal welfare have been made since then, the industry has evolved to include issues Sinclair could never have foreseen. In What’s the Matter with Meat, Katy Keiffer leads readers though a crash course on how this powerful multinational business has been able to generate such a bountiful supply of absurdly cheap animal proteins. What’s the Matter with Meat? explores everything from labor issues to genetic manipulation to animal welfare to environmental degradation, illustrating just how the industrial model for meat production conjures up huge quantities of cheap meat even as it shifts many of the real costs onto the taxpayer. She describes practices few of us know about, such as land grabs in which predator companies acquire property in foreign countries for meat production, often driving out local farmers. She shows how industry consolidation entrenches cost-effective but harmful practices, creating monopolies that force competitors out of business, drive down labor costs, erode workers’ rights, and exert extraordinary power over nearby communities. Keiffer demonstrates with irrefutable force that the current model for meat production—adopted worldwide—is simply not sustainable and will soon exhaust the planet’s resources. A hard-hitting critique of the meat industry and its harmful effects, this book shows us just how important it is to care about where our food comes from, to support alternative production systems, and to stop those practices that are ruining our planet in the service of the burger and the nugget.

The Meat Cookbook

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465436901
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Meat Cookbook is your master guide to cooking meat, with expert advice about getting the best from quality meats. Butchery courses are on the rise and people want quality cuts of meat at a good price. They want to know how their meat is reared, how to tell if it's fresh, and how to cook it. The Meat Cookbook has more than 300 meat recipes and over 50 step-by-step techniques on how to cook a turkey, how to make sausages, and more.

Meat Me in Manhattan

Author: Josh Ozersky
Publisher: Ig Publishing
ISBN: 9780970312570
Format: PDF, Docs
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The definitive guide to all things meat in New York, Meat Me in Manhattan takes readers on a whirlwind tour of what the greatest restaurant city in the world has to offer to the discerning carnivore. Readers will learn what meat is, where it comes and how to order it just the way they like it. Features include: the definitive New York hamburger; New York's famous delis; an interview with the fried chicken king of Harlem; and sections on exotic meats such as goat.

Say No To Meat

Author: Amanda Strombom
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
ISBN: 1570679827
Format: PDF
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Say No to Meat dishes up straight talk to young omnivores on the facts of a meat-centered diet. With its lively, accessible approach, and over 35 easy recipes to get readers started, this book provides valuable information on key issues and explains why going veg is a fun, smart, and delicious choice. Readers will find answers to all their pressing questions: *What really happens to farm animals? *What is the environmental impact of meat production? *How can going veg can help global hunger? *How does our food affect our health? Included are tips to handle any situation: * Talking to family, friends, and dates. *Getting a delicious meal at any restaurant. * Easily putting together a balanced diet.

The Moral Complexities of Eating Meat

Author: Ben Bramble
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199353905
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume collects twelve new essays by leading moral philosophers on a vitally important topic: the ethics of eating meat. Some of the key questions examined include: Are animals harmed or benefited by our practice of raising and killing them for food? Do the realities of the marketplace entail that we have no power as individuals to improve the lives of any animals by becoming vegetarian, and if so, have we any reason to stop eating meat? Suppose it is morally wrong to eat meat--should we be blamed for doing so? If we should be vegetarians, what sort should we be?

Food Matters

Author: Mark Bittman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416578970
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health. We are finally starting to acknowledge the threat carbon emissions pose to our ozone layer, but few people have focused on the extent to which our consumption of meat contributes to global warming. Think about it this way: In terms of energy consumption, serving a typical family-of-four steak dinner is the rough equivalent of driving around in an SUV for three hours while leaving all the lights on at home. Bittman offers a no-nonsense rundown on how government policy, big business marketing, and global economics influence what we choose to put on the table each evening. He demystifies buzzwords like "organic," "sustainable," and "local" and offers straightforward, budget-conscious advice that will help you make small changes that will shrink your carbon footprint -- and your waistline. Flexible, simple, and non-doctrinaire, the plan is based on hard science but gives you plenty of leeway to tailor your food choices to your lifestyle, schedule, and level of commitment. Bittman, a food writer who loves to eat and eats out frequently, lost thirty-five pounds and saw marked improvement in his blood levels by simply cutting meat and processed foods out of two of his three daily meals. But the simple truth, as he points out, is that as long as you eat more vegetables and whole grains, the result will be better health for you and for the world in which we live. Unlike most things that are virtuous and healthful, Bittman's plan doesn't involve sacrifice. From Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing to Breakfast Bread Pudding, the recipes in Food Matters are flavorful and sophisticated. A month's worth of meal plans shows you how Bittman chooses to eat and offers proof of how satisfying a mindful and responsible diet can be. Cheaper, healthier, and socially sound, Food Matters represents the future of American eating.


Author: Simon Fairlie
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583254
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Meat: A Benign Extravagance is a groundbreaking exploration of the difficult environmental, ethical and health issues surrounding the human consumption of animals. Garnering huge praise in the UK, this is a book that answers the question: should we be farming animals, or not? Not a simple answer, but one that takes all views on meat eating into account. It lays out in detail the reasons why we must indeed decrease the amount of meat we eat, both for the planet and for ourselves, and yet explores how different forms of agriculture--including livestock--shape our landscape and culture. At the heart of this book, Simon Fairlie argues that society needs to re-orient itself back to the land, both physically and spiritually, and explains why an agriculture that can most readily achieve this is one that includes a measure of livestock farming. It is a well-researched look at agricultural and environmental theory from a fabulous writer and a farmer, and is sure to take off where other books on vegetarianism and veganism have fallen short in their global scope.