The Butcher’s Guide To Well-Raised Meat In Wine Spectator

  • April 8, 2011 6:23 pm

How exciting that the Butcher’s Guide To Well-Raised Meat mentions have begun! And what a fitting place to kick off the press: in a piece about Passover brisket. Check out this lovely recipe and quotes from  my co-author Jessica Applestone of Fleisher’s Grass-Fed & Organic Meats.

“To encourage others to be environmentally conscious in selecting meat, [Joshua and Jessica Applestone] have written a book with co-author Alexandra Zissu, The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat: How to Buy, Cut, and Cook Great Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, and More, which will be published in June 2011.”


  • February 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Thanks to the GoodGuide for this fun Q&A.

Mini excerpt below. For more, click through.

GG: What makes Planet Home a really worthwhile read? How does it differ from other green living advice books that are available?

AZ: Planet Home’s holistic approach to going green makes it unique. We’re all part of one big shared planet home—what you do at home affects me and what I do affects you. And our actions ripple out—hurting or helping the environment. Planet Home takes our interconnectedness as a point of departure and then flows into excellent green living tips for every room of the house from the bathroom to the kitchen to the attic to the nursery.

The small choices we all make on a daily basis can have tremendous impact. Tests show that in cities including Los Angeles, Denver, and Baltimore, household products such as cleaners, personal care products, paints and stains are the largest source of pollutants after cars. It’s empowering to think you can have such tremendous impact if you choose the greenest versions of these very products. The book also includes a chapter (my favorite) on understanding the bigger picture—all of the systems that are involved in any household. Sometimes going green can be a vague concept. By explaining the systems behind simple green steps, and taking away that vagueness, Planet Home helps people go greener faster.