Usually the best information is found on the inside. From people who work with an item on a daily basis and really know the facts. That's definitely true of Confessions of a Butcher by John Smith. Not only does John know meat, he knows how you can save money without giving up taste or quality. If you want to save and still eat well, Confessions of a Butcher is a must read…my favorite butcher." --Gary, The Dollar Stretcher.com
When John's book came along, I was a very frugal meat shopper already, but I was surprised at what I didn't know. The part about roasting chickens being bigger frying chickens, made me feel like an idiot... I'd been duped (again!) by the system, so I really studied the book. I can tell you that it's saved me many, many dollars over the last few years. --Pat Veretto, Guide to Frugal Living at About.com
Confessions of a Butcher is a handy book written by an experienced butcher. The author, John Smith, shares inside secrets from the butcher shop as he shows the consumer how to find great meat deals. Learn how to find the best deals on beef, turkeys, pork, and other meats. Meat purchases generally add greatly to the average family s grocery bill. This book, Confessions of a Butcher, includes many money-saving tips that add variety to the dinner menu. John Smith writes with the experience of over thirty years in the meat industry. His book is not only informative, but his humorous comments add extra interest. --Carolyn Carlisle, Allstarreview.com
About the Author
After three years of slaving over hot grills and giant steam-jacketed kettles as a cook in the United States Marine Corps, author John Smith took a job in a small butcher shop. With broad shoulders and not a lot else going for him, he applied himself to the trade. The first few years, John worked in custom locker plants and small meatpacking houses learning to take the beef out in the pasture and get it ready for the skillet. Now, after some 31 years in the meat industry, he s done it all, from wholesale to retail and everything in between. Also, somewhere along the way, John began to release a suppressed urge to express himself with the written word. John and his wife Vickie published a nationally distributed newsletter called Ark Essentials, dedicated to emergency preparedness and provident living. It is this appreciation of provident living that has inspired John to share with any who will listen how to make a dollar stretch to its fullest when purchasing meat. Another motivating factor in John s commitment to frugality is that he is the proud father of ten children.