The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional's Guide to Butchering and Merchandising
August 2011, ©2011
An ideal training tool that’s perfect for use in grocery stores, restaurants, foodservice companies, and culinary schools, as well as by serious home butchers, The Art of Beef Cutting provides clear, up-to-date information on the latest meat cuts and cutting techniques.
Written by Kari Underly, a leading expert in meat education, this comprehensive guide covers all the fundamentals of butchery and includes helpful full-color photos of every cut, information on international beef cuts and cooking styles, tips on merchandising and cutting for profit, and expert advice on the best beef-cutting tools.
• This is the only book on the market to include step-by-step cutting techniques and beef fundamentals along with information on all the beef cuts from each primal
• Includes charts of NAMP/IMPS numbers, URMIS UPC codes, Latin muscle names, and cooking tips for each cut for easy reference
• The author is an expert meat cutter who has developed some of the newest meat cuts for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and created their current retail beef cut charts
The Art of Beef Cutting is the perfect reference and training manual for anyone who wants to master the basic techniques of beef fabrication.
5 CHAPTER ONE: BEEF BASICS: FACTS AND FUNDAMENTALS
19 CHAPTER TWO: UNDERSTANDING YOUR TOOLS
27 CHAPTER THREE: MASTERING CUTTING TECHNIQUES
49 CHAPTER FOUR: BEEF CUTTING — BASICS AND BEYOND
131 BRISKET, SHANK, PLATE, AND FLANK
147 CHAPTER FIVE: EXPLORING GROUND BEEF
157 CHAPTER SIX: CUTTING FOR PROFIT
169 CHAPTER SEVEN: FLAVOR OVERVIEW, COOKING TIPS, AND SAFE HANDLING
181 CHAPTER EIGHT: INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGIES
191 APPENDIX, SOURCES AND CREDITS, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
217 GENERAL INDEX
230 PRIMAL, SUBPRIMAL, CUTS INDEX
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