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Meat – The Ultimate Companion, Book Launch

Presented by The Cooking School at the Essential Ingredient Surry Hills
About the class

Book Launch

Meat – The Ultimate Companion
Anthony Puharich (Victor Churchill) and Co-author Libby Travers

We invite you to come for an intimate chat with Anthony Puharich and Libby Travers where they will answer your questions and talk to you about all things Meat!

Meat – The Ultimate Companion walks you through the eyes of the farmer, the butcher and questions you need to know before selecting meat. This stunning book has over 110 recipes showcasing the major cuts and drawing 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.

Anthony will demonstrate a recipe from the book and also have some meat delicacies for you to try, accompanied by a glass of wine.

Ticket prices

$20- includes Wine and tasting of Anthony’s creations

$79.99- Includes a copy of Meat-The Ultimate Companion (RRP $79.99), wine and tasting of Anthony’s creations

“You hold the right book in your hands. Learning from it will be delicious.” Anthony Bourdain

Anthony and Libby
Anthony Puharich is a fifth-generation butcher, but he’s not your traditional butcher. Wholesaler of quality meat to many of Australia’s finest restaurants and 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, by linking the farmer and the chef. Over the years he has developed an in-depth understanding of what is required for a producer to be the best: animal husbandry, breed and feed, and the techniques required at the butcher to respect those animals best.

Libby Travers is a food writer, commentator and communications consultant who has worked with some of the biggest names in food. Her interest in food focusses on its place in a country’s culture and customs–with a particular soft spot for all things French. Libby is an advocate for food and wine that is produced sustainably and the importance of conviviality at the table.


St Margaret’s Car Park at 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills is a great option for parking with 80 spaces available and a 5-minute walk from the Cooking School. Casual parking rates after 5pm are $4/hour.


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The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Surry Hills offers a variety of cooking classes hosted by dedicated local and international chefs in a relaxed and friendly environment.


February 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


146 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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