Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook – Review

April 8, 2019

Hardcore Carnivore: Cook Meat Like You Mean It

The Barbecue Cookbook Serie is back! This time we team up with our friend Jess Pryles and the people at Agate Surrey to bring you the review of Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook.

One of our favorite topics on our website is Barbecue, so when we saw that Jess Pryles as released a cookbook we knew we had to bring it to our site. Hardcore Carnivore is a protein-packed cookbook for meat lovers like us. A book that covers everything! From all the basics, finishes, and tricks of the trade, ensuring you’ll be cooking meat like a seasoned pro in no time.

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Hardcore Carnivore: Cook Meat Like You Mean It

About Jess Pryles

Our Friend Jess Pryles is a professional carnivore. A cook, writer, and TV personality specializing in meat, with a particular love for beef. She’s also a respected authority on Texas and competition style barbecue. Born and raised in Australia, she fell in love with Texas and now calls Austin home.

Inside Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook

After spending some time with this cookbook, we rapidly understand that this is a proper barbecue cookbook, that should be in any cookbook collection. If you are a  fan of meat or barbeque a name like Jess Pryles is not a strange thing. In this book, Jess has raised the bar on what a good barbecue book can be. Inside Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook, Jess demonstrates her vast knowledge of techniques, her solid knowledge of chemistry and the science behind cooking meat.

For us, this book as everything a good cookbook should have. Wonderful recipes with accessible ingredients (local or online), and plenty of science to justify the technique, but not too much. As we said in other articles, for us the most important thing in cookbooks are not the recipes but the techniques and knowledge you acquire. And by speaking in recipes, this cookbook is full with the most mouthwatering ones. With more than 90 recipes that go from chicken, game, pork, lamb, beef, sides and foundations and finishes.

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Chili-Crusted Roast Beef

One Of The Best Barbecue Cookbooks

In the end, the Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook is an outstanding work from one of the best barbecue pitmasters in the world. With amazing recipes, incredible photographs, and great additional information this is one of the best barbecue cookbooks ever made.

Australian by birth, Texan by choice, Jesse Pryles, came to the USA to leave a mark in the barbecue history. If you are passionate about cookbooks and barbecue as we are, the Hardcore Carnivore Cookbook is the book for you.


In our opinion the Hardcore Carnivore: Cook Meat Like You Mean It is one of the best barbecue cookbooks. A welcome breath of fresh air to an over saturated industry.









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