This ultimate meat and poultry guide from America's most-trusted food magazine is filled with 450 foolproof recipes and a wealth of information on selecting and cooking the best meat and poultry available. --Publisher's description. The editors of Cook's Illustrated understand that preparing meat doesn't start at the stove-- it starts at the store. They explain the important steps in shopping, storing, and seasoning meat. Then they explore all of the major cooking methods, identify the best cuts for these methods, and explain point by point how and why you should follow their steps. The only resource you'll need for great results every time you cook meat.