All of us love to eat and some love to cook as well. There seems to be a rapidly growing group of us whose appetite for life is not just restricted to eating alone; realisation that more knowledge about what we are eating lends to deeper appreciation of our food and our health. With the rising cost of meats, and a growing movement that knowledge should be embraced, what can be more helpful and confidence building for my readers? 3 Charts of common meat cuts have been re-produced below.
PORK Chart of cuts with cooking suggestions
A comprehensive chart that shows the different cuts of pork available in the US. Although a butcher in Singapore and Malaysia cuts up his pig in a slightly different way, this chart and the other pointers given in the chart is useful. Thank you Bluestem Acres Farm. Their website is http://www.bluestemacresfarm.com/
BEEF Chart of cuts with cooking suggestions
Another useful chart and this time it is taken from Parrett’s Meat Processing and their website is http://www.parretts.com
LAMB Chart of cuts
This time chart is taken from an Australian source so it will be more suited to us here.