Do you truly need to know how to butcher an entire cow? Probably not. Do you need to know every piece of meat on the cow in order to become a master on the grill? Again, probably not. In order to cook perfect beef at home, you just need to know the ins and outs of the cut you’re working with. You can choose a few different cuts over time and learn to cook them like a professional chef. Of course, in order to cut like a pro, you’ll need to pick up a set of the best steak knives money can buy…With that said, I definitely plan on learning every cut of meat after watching video a handful of times:
I’ve recently been experimenting with sous vide style cooking and I have to say that it’s been a game changer for everything but steak. The steaks I’ve cooked sous vide come out cooked perfectly but they seem to lack the je ne sais quoi of steaks on the grill or in the skillet, so if you’ve go any tips on sous vide steak hit me up down below. The chicken, lamb, and pork I’ve made using the Joule precision cooker/sous vide cooker are legitimately restaurant quality. So, if you’re looking to switch up your game in the kitchen I’d suggest checking the Joule ($178 on Amazon).
As for the video above, I doubt any of us will retain all of the information after watching an 18-minute video one time. If you really want to know how to butcher an entire cow and/or remember where every piece of meat on the cow is I’d suggest picking up a labeled poster so you see them every day and retain that knowledge over time, something like this (buy it for $12 on Amazon):