Carnivores, you need this cookbook in your kitchen. Created by Cook’s Illustrated, the book Meat Illustrated provides a detailed yet understandable guide to working with every kind of cut of meat. The 440-page hardcover book is organized into 72 different cuts and includes more than 300 kitchen-tested recipes for beef, pork, lamb, and veal.
While we’re more than happy to go with the Martha Stewart’s perfect bacon cooking method, there are lots of other ways to prepare delectably smoky, sliced pork belly. Bon Appétit’s Amiel Stanek offers up 50 different methods for cooking the artery-clogging treat, some more successful than others.
This insane video from China features a slab of raw pork belly that turns into a snake, a bee that turns into a fly, a hand that turns into a butcher’s knife, and a woman who defies the laws of physics. And if none of that makes any sense, hit play for the best instructional cooking video you’ll watch today.