One thing we’d love to see return from the ashes is the corner butcher shop (oh, and also Bonkers candy, but that is a separate topic). Sure, some still exist but they have slowly been pushed out by cheap prepackaged supermarket red dot specials. With The Cook And The Butcher you get over 100 great recipes designed around the teachings of mater butchers and steak-house chefs across the country. What we are digging most about this book are the “Notes From The Butcher” that are interspersed throughout and are like having a guy in blood-stained whites and a cleaver in hand right there with you. Not only will you be able to serve up delicious beef, pork, lamb and veal dishes but you’ll gain some knowledge in the process which, as men, we should always strive for.