Master butcher Pat LaFrieda is probably the best known butcher in the world (he’s definitely the best known in NYC). If a high-end restaurant in New York City is going to have a burger on their menu then is HAS to be Pat LaFrieda beef in order for that burger to be taken seriously, that’s just how good he is. I guess when you’re a butcher you realize just how little the general public knows about cuts of meat, and I assume that has to be pretty enraging.
Just imagine for one second that you’re a butcher and trying to talk shop with a friend and they literally don’t understand a single word you’re saying…That’s what life has to be like for many mast butchers. To combat this Pat LaFrieda teamed up with Nick Solares of Eater for a video on ‘Demystifying Cuts Of Meat’. So watch it. Commit these cuts of meat to memory. And share this video with anyone you know who might be in need of a meat education.
Also, here’s a look at the various cuts of steak (not just meat):