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7 best cookbooks for meat lovers

A slab of meat.

From firm favourites to recently published recipes, here's some of the meatiest meals going

With more people attempting to make healthier lifestyle choices in 2018, we've undoubtedly seen a rise in veganism. However, the health benefits of red meat still stand and there's an endless collection of recipes out there to make the best use of locally sourced Scotch Beef, Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.

'Lean red meat is a rich and natural protein source providing you with all 8 essential amino acids required by your body as well as essential vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and B-Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12),' says Mairi Sutherland from Quality Meat Scotland's Health and Education Department. 'Red meat therefore can play a role in helping us feel great, grow, repair and maintain our bodies.'

We've pulled together a selection of cookbooks from TV chefs, grilling experts and food writers to help you continue a happy, healthy, meaty 2018.

Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight for Good
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has created a series of recipes for those on a low calorie diet. The dishes are easy to make and designed to cut calories without compromising taste; get your meat fix with a lighter one layer lasagne, a lamb doner kebab, sticky pork chops or beef stroganoff.
Buy Lose Weight for Good on Amazon.

Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico
This collection of recipes are inspired by Rick's adventures across California and Mexico and highlight some of the authentic, vibrant dishes he found along the way. Try the Carne con Chile, where cubed beef or pork is used instead of mince, or the slow cooked pork tacos with coriander and salsa roja.
Buy The Road to Mexico on Amazon.

The Hairy Bikers' Meat Feasts
Geordie gastro lovers Si King and Dave Myers have created a big, bold celebration of meat, with traditional recipes for Sunday roasts and shepherd's pie as well as soups, salads, pies and curries. It also contains tips for buying the right cut of meat for your dish and money saving tricks.
Buy Meat Feasts on Amazon.

7 Best Cookbooks For Meat Lovers

Tom Kitchin
Tom Kitchin's Meat & Game
The game section covers venison, partridge, pheasant, grouse, rabbit and hare, while the meat recipes include roast crisp pork belly, oxtail soup with cheese on toast, blackened chicken tacos, braised lamb shanks with lemon confit, steak and kidney pie, roast topside with all the trimmings and smoked ham hocks with hot pineapple salsa.
Buy Meat & Game on Amazon.

Weber's Complete Barbecue Book
With Weber's handy grilling tips you can make good use of your BBQ all year round, not just on those couple of days of summer sunshine. Packed with over 150 recipes, plus advice on safety, upkeep and lighting methods, the BBQ book shows you how to prepare and cook simple kebabs, rotisserie chicken, salads and more.
Buy Weber's Complete Barbecue Book on Amazon.

Hawksmoor at Home
Hawksmoor are opening an Edinburgh restaurant this summer to make use of some of the finest produce that Scotland has to offer. The London born restaurant group pride themselves on their dry-aged steaks, simply cooked on a charcoal grill, alongside an interesting wine and cocktail list. In this practical cookbook you can learn how to buy and cook the perfect steak, with recommended wine pairings.
Buy Hawksmoor at Home on Amazon.

Prime: The Beef Cookbook
Chef Richard H. Turner runs Turner & George Butchers and works with Hawksmoor, Foxlow and Pitt Cue Co., so knows a thing or two about meat. In this cookbook he covers grilling, braising, cuts of beef, butchering, buying meat and more, with recipes from all across the globe, including salt beef, smoked brisket and Chilean empanadas.
Buy Prime: The Beef Cookbook on Amazon.

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