All About Meats

What is really fascinating to me about steak and meat in general is what a huge selection is available to us here, even at the local warehouse store.  I love to check out the meat counter at the grocery or at Costco and find cuts that I haven’t worked with before.  But once I find that cut, I need to know how to cook it.  As I learn more about meat, I’ll write about it so all the information you need is in one place. Here you’ll find how to purchase them and how to cook them. 

 

Pork Fabrication Video

July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Pork Fabrication Video

  Where Do the Various Pork Cuts Come From On A Pig? I am very interested in knowing exactly where the various cuts that I’m purchasing and cooking come from on a pig. I know most of the general prime cuts but I’m fascinated in knowing exactly where on a pig’s carcass the cut is […]

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The Best of the Wurst

August 30, 2014 5 Comments
The Best of the Wurst

An Introduction to German Sausages Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Bockwurst….all part of the wurst family. They may all sound very similar but they are very different. You have your pork varieties, then your veal varieties and then there is the veal and beef varieties and so on. I don’t know about you, but I still have to […]

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Four French Beef Cuts I Did Not Know

March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Four French Beef Cuts I Did Not Know

How Little I Know About Côte de Bœuf Yesterday, I read this interesting article in the New York Times by Elaine Sciolino about how France is starting to import beef from other countries including the United States because the French cows are bred to be “big, powerful, muscular races of cows in France that were […]

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Beef Fabrication Video

February 6, 2014 1 Comment
Beef Fabrication Video

Where Do the Various Beef Cuts Come From On A Cow? How to Butcher a Cow in Just One Hour I have to admit I’m a little obsessed about where different cuts of steaks and roasts come from on a cow. I want to know the exact location of a rib eye compared to the […]

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The Butcher’s Guide – Book Review

February 3, 2014 24 Comments
The Butcher’s Guide – Book Review

The Butcher’s Guide An Insider’s View to Buy the Best Meat and Save Money Jimmy Kerstein is an “Insider to the Meat Business”. What makes him an insider? Forty years of working in the meat industry where he managed local meat markets, big volume retail chain stores and then got involved in the corporate side […]

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London Broil

September 5, 2013 6 Comments
London Broil

Is London Broil a Meat Cut or Cooking Technique? There are many common misconceptions about London broil and what exactly it is. When I was a kid, my mother would make London Broil for our family on occasion. She would walk into our local butcher, ask for “London broil,” and was inevitably handed a piece […]

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Steak Cuts

April 11, 2013 1 Comment
Steak Cuts

How To Buy the Right Cuts of Steak A very basic definition of “steak” is a slice of meat cut from an animal.  Ok, that may be a little to simplistic. While there are other meats that can be considered “steak” (ham steak, swordfish steak), I’d like to focus on steaks cut from beef. And […]

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All About Highland Premium Beef

September 16, 2012 38 Comments
All About Highland Premium Beef

Move over Angus, there is a new cow in town! Most of us have heard of Angus beef but how many of you have heard of this long haired breed with horns called Highland Premium? Not many I bet but the meat from Highland beef is just as good if not better than what most […]

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Top 10 Steak Buying Tips

September 16, 2012 26 Comments
Top 10 Steak Buying Tips

My Ten Best Steak Buying Tips For the Home Cook A lot of visitors ask me about buying steaks so I thought I would start putting together some tips together on buying steaks, describing various cuts and what to look for when purchasing a good steak. I asked Jimmy Kerstein, someone who worked forty years […]

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Beef Chart

September 12, 2012 0 Comments
Beef Chart

Check out all of my favorite Beef Charts at my Pinterest        

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