- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Flatiron Books; First Edition edition (April 28, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1250052580
- ISBN-13: 978-1250052582
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Year of the Cow: How 420 Pounds of Beef Built a Better Life for One American Family Hardcover – April 28, 2015
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“A high-octane, thinking-man's account of one guy's quest to find meaning in life by cooking a grass-fed steer. The food descriptions and recipes could tempt even a vegan to order steak. You'll never look at feedlot meat the same way.” ―Steven Raichlen, author of the Barbecue! Bible cookbook series and host of PBS's Primal Grill
“A lively, informative, sometimes-intimate tale from his family's adventure eating a freezer full of beef over two years of culinary and lifestyle changes…. The author braises his book in his family's values [and] Stone's revealing set pieces are warm, winning and welcome. Readers will feel like guests in their home, privy to private fears and joys as well as gastronomic triumphs and catastrophes.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Stone is at his best when he tells his own story with an affable, matter-of-fact style that is humorous and touching. His story is fun to consume and easy to digest.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Year of the Cow, achieves a kind of literary umami, the savory 'fifth taste' celebrated in Japan-a book that is more than the sum of its primals.” ―The Charleston Post & Courier
“A winsome, endearing, and revealing story, Stone's nose-to-tail experience with a whole beef in his kitchen makes the daunting seem like can-do fun.... Epiphanies occur in unexpected places, but each one expresses the connections, responsibilities, and opportunities all of us share with food and the land. A truly enjoyable read.” ―Joel Salatin, farmer profiled in Food, Inc. and The Omnivore's Dilemma and author of Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
“This book tells how one cow purchased from a thoughtful farmer and then lovingly prepared and eaten by an exuberant amateur chef and his young family transformed their lives and could transform yours (even if you never buy a cow). Year of the Cow will help new legions of eaters discover how their food choices impact their health and why it's so important to understand where the food on their tables comes from and how it was produced. Anyone only slightly interested in such things won't be disappointed. Stone's tale of transformation is spiced with good humor, telling anecdotes, and a highly engaging narrative. Share it with those you care about.” ―Allan Savory, founder of The Savory Institute, winner of the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and author of The Grazing Revolution: A Radical Plan to Save the Earth
“Stone's valiant attempt to get a little control over what he eats, and thus, what he is, is inspired” ―Los Angeles magazine
About the Author
JARED STONE is an award-winning television producer who won an Emmy in 2013 for his work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He has worked with several major television networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW, National Geographic, and many others. Stone lives with his family in L.A.
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Anyways, that all I've got - its just a damn good book that taught me a little something and made me belly laugh a whole lot. I've already "loaned" (let's be honest, I'm never getting it back) my copy to a friend and purchased another one for my Dad for his birthday.
Overall, a very good read!