Meat: the ultimate companion by Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers

Author Event: Meat: the ultimate companion by Anthony Puharich & Libby Travers

Meat: the ultimate companion by Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers

Meat: the ultimate companion

We’ve managed to squeeze one more event in before the end of the year!

On Tuesday 4th December, please join us for an intimate chat with legendary butcher Anthony Puharich (Victor Churchill) and his co-author Libby Travers.

About the Event

Where:  Books for Cooks 115-121 Victoria St, Queen Victoria Market
When: Tuesday 4th December 6.15pm – 7.45pm

Tickets: $10 via Eventbrite

As always we’ll be providing tastes from the book (supported by our Market friends including Sardes Quality Meats, Alec Watson & Son Whack It On the Barbie and The Chicken Pantry)

We’ve been waiting for the definitive book on Australian meat for years.  And finally here it is!  We are so excited about this book we are giving a $20 Queen Victoria Market Meat Hall voucher with every copy purchased so you can get straight into it.

At a time when we need to be more thoughtful about our meat consumption, this landmark book provides an authoritative look and statement about Meat – on the farm, at the butcher, in the kitchen and on the plate.

Anthony Bourdain, internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, meat lover and ‘committed carnivore’ contributed the foreword for this beautiful, lavish, encyclopedic and inspiring book.

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

About the Book

In Meat: The Ultimate Companion you will learn everything you need to know about meat, including why you should eat:
• better quality meat, but eat less of it
• the whole animal, and
• more wild animals

A meat eater’s best friend: Meat: The Ultimate Companion is not just a meat cookbook. It is designed to walk you through the topic from the eyes of the farmer, the butcher, and the best cooks; helping you with the questions you might want to ask before you buy your meat.

Over 110 recipes showcase the major cuts and draw on cuisines and chefs from around the world. Lavishly photographed and illustrated, it is sure to become a modern classic and a requirement for every kitchen.


Importantly, the art of butchery is not overlooked.  Although not a butchery text, this carefully curated encyclopedia goes on to cover:
• The history of every major animal we raise for meat
• International breed maps
• Cut diagrams and descriptions, and
• Illustrated butchery techniques and expert tips on selecting, storing and cooking all kinds of meat

About the Authors

Anthony Puharich is a fifth-generation butcher, but he’s not your traditional butcher. Wholesaler of quality meat to eighty percent of Australia’s finest restaurants, co-owner of Victor Churchill, the ‘Bulgari of butcheries’ in Sydney’s Woollahra – a site visited by pilgrims from Oprah to AA Gill.

He holds a unique position in the Australian food chain, linking the farmer and the chef. Because of this, over the years he has developed an in-depth understanding of what is required for a producer to be the best: animal husbandry, breed, regional differences.

Libby Travers

Libby Travers

Libby Travers is a food writer, commentator and communications consultant who works with some of the biggest names in food. Her interest in food focuses on its place in a country’s culture and customs – with a particular soft spot for all things French.

Libby is a passionate advocate for food and wine that is produced sustainably and the importance of conviviality at the table.

Please join us for an intimate chat with Anthony and Libby

Tickets: $10 via Eventbrite


Can I buy/pre-order signed copies of Meat: the ultimate companion?

Yes – copies will be available for signing and purchase on the night – $55.  If you can’t attend we can organise to post signed copies to you.  Postage (tracked & insured): Victoria $7.95; Australia wide $9.95; overseas we’ll quote.

I’ve already purchased the book – can I bring it to be signed?

Well…to be honest…we’d rather you didn’t…we do these events to sell books. We subsidise our events by the sale of books on the night. We would prefer not to have to increase our event fee. If you did want to bring a book along for signing, please consider buying a book in-store on the night to support our events.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

As alcohol may be served, attendees must be 18+ or accompanied by a parent/guardian

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

If you have been to one of our events before, please note we have moved to the northern side of the Queen Victoria Market.  Our new address is 115-121 Victoria Street (next to A Shed)

We recommend public transport.

The 19, 20, 57 (Elizabeth St)and 55 (William & Peel St) trams go past the Queen Victoria Market and run frequently.  We are in the Free Tram Zone and are a short 50m walk from the Elizabeth St Queen Victoria Market stop and the Peel St Queen Victoria Market stop.  Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are two blocks away.

Parking restrictions apply in the Melbourne CBD until 8.30pm.  You can park on Queen Street near the corner of Victoria Street.  There are limited parking spaces on Victoria Street.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Yes – to another person – just have them present your ticket on the evening.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred if you can’t attend.


Please advise of any food allergies or intolerances.


Trackbacks and pingbacks

    No trackback or pingback available for this article.

    Leave a reply