THE NIMAN RANCH COOKBOOK traces the unlikely transformation of a modest family endeavor into a respected model of sustainable farming -one that is supported by more than 500 independent family farmers raising livestock according to Niman Ranch's strict animal husbandry protocols. Focusing on the beef, pork, and lamb sides of the business, Bill Niman and San Francisco Chronicle food writer Janet Fletcher introduce us to the Niman ranchers, their well-cared-for animals, and a fast disappearing -but ultimately essential -way of living, eating, and doing business. Now home cooks can bring Niman Ranch from the farm to their dinner tables with 40 fail-safe recipes contributed by renowned chefs who serve Niman Ranch products in their restaurants. Frank Stitt's Steak au Poivre, Mario Batali's Penne alla Gricia, and Suzanne Goin's Grilled Tri-Tip with Black Olive AÏoli are presented alongside illustrated meat charts, easy-to-follow cooking techniques, and more than 120 full-color food and location photographs. THE NIMAN RANCH COOKBOOK is an unprecedented showcase for an unparalleled company -whose dedication to compassionate farming and responsible land stewardship is as easy to love as its delicious meat.