Merle Ellis, "The Nation's Best Known Butcher"

Merle Ellis is considered one of the country's top authorities on meat selection and preparation. He is nationally known to the public through his own television series Cookin' USA on the Nashville Network, as well as through his syndicated newspaper column, "Cooking Around the Country".

He started writing about meat in 1973 for the San Francisco Chronicle with a weekly column titled "The Butcher." His book Cutting Up in the Kitchen published in 1975, Chronicle Books, has sold over 500,000 copies.

To get a copy of Cutting Up in the Kitchen write to Merle Ellis directly at:

Merle Ellis
PO Box 907
Tiburon, CA 94920

The books are $9.95 ea plus $2.00 for shipping

The book is out of print so act fast to get your copy.