Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I was reading the TSLN this morning and came across an article about a retired butcher who has developed a website whose goal is to provide a method for anyone wanting to learn their meat cuts, where they come from, what to do with them, creative ways to cook them and more.  Eric Turner (the retired butcher) said he wanted his website, Meatshop101,  to provide accurat information that is enjoyable and easy to learn.
Genius I say, pure genius!!
I decided to check out Meatshop101 and see just what is was all about and what kind of information he was providing.  My conclusion:  what a great website!  It has information on cuts of meat, nutritional info and cooking ideas on Beef, Pork and Poultry, with Lamb and Shellfish coming soon.  He provides interactive pictures with along with videos where he breaks down each different cut on each animal.  For example when you click on the beef, and select Chuck Cuts, he has a video showing how to trim up the cut, shopping tips, recipes and more. 
I think this website will be great for the American consumer, but also a great teaching tool for 4-H lessons, FFA kids, demonstrations and more. 
Take a moment to check it out.  You won't be sorry!

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