Welcome to Meateaters
March 28, 2010 – 10:01 am | 13 Comments

Meateaters.co.nz is dedicated to people who love cooking meat. We welcome you! Find how and where to buy meat, and how to cook it. We’ll bring you the best meat recipes, as well as classic …

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There is more to pork than bacon, although that’s a great place to start.


Lamb chops, rack of lamb, roast lamb – my mouth is watering already.


Just because it’s big we here at Meateaters consider this the ‘grand daddy’ of the meat hierarchy.


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Meet New Zealand’s best young butchers
July 19, 2010 – 8:00 pm | No Comment
Meet New Zealand’s best young butchers

The top five young butchers and five butcher apprentices from around the country have been found in the hunt for New Zealand’s best young butcher for 2010.
After competing in regional finals around the country, the …

Homekill Regulations Part 2
November 15, 2009 – 9:05 pm | 2 Comments

There has been a lot of interest in the idea of home killed meat, and as suspected, from my reading on the subject, the regulations are very strict.
I sent a list of questions to the …

Another cool meat T-shirt
November 3, 2009 – 9:26 pm | 3 Comments
Another cool meat T-shirt

I bought another meat related T-shirt today – I’m on a bit of a roll.
This particular one comes from the nice folk at Sharing Machine. This particular T-shirt caught my eye, especially because I agree …

Lord Stern advocates vegetarianism
October 28, 2009 – 10:10 pm | No Comment
Lord Stern advocates vegetarianism

Lord Stern, one of the world’s leading climate change campaigners urged everyone to go vegetarian in an effort to halt global-warming.
According to Lord Stern “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot …

Al Brown has a new website
October 12, 2009 – 9:30 pm | No Comment
Al Brown has a new website

Well known chef, fisherman, and TV presenter Al Brown has a new website. The site went live last Friday to coincide with the launch of his new cookbook “Go Fish”. Enough said about the book …

Old or new meat – which is it?
October 10, 2009 – 5:41 pm | No Comment
Old or new meat – which is it?

Philip sent me this article from the Sydney Morning Herald website.
In Australia there are no regulations governing the age of meat. We’re not talking here about hanging meat to ‘age’ but how old the animal …

Homekill regulations in New Zealand
October 4, 2009 – 4:59 pm | 8 Comments
Homekill regulations in New Zealand

I’ve had a few people searching for ‘homekill services’ and arriving at Meateaters.co.nz. As someone interested in sourcing cheap but great quality meat directly from the source (e.g a farmer) I figured it would be …

Worlds largest meat exporter says no to beef grown on deforested land
October 1, 2009 – 11:09 pm | No Comment
Worlds largest meat exporter says no to beef grown on deforested land

Brazil’s biggest exporter of beef is vowing to no longer sell meat grown on land that was previously Amazonian rain forest.
JBS Frisboi, in a move that has been hailed as better late than never, has …

Cow-pooling – save money on buying meat
September 21, 2009 – 9:35 pm | 94 Comments
Cow-pooling – save money on buying meat

According to a Mother Nature Network article groups of meat-eaters are banding together to buy their meat directly from the farm. And it’s all to do with the quest for better quality meat and saving …

Let them eat meat
September 17, 2009 – 11:46 pm | 2 Comments
Let them eat meat

I’m sure this won’t come as a surprise to most of you but New Zealand is right up there with the best of them when it comes to meat consumption per capita.
The good folk at …