Beef Secrets Straight From the Butcher
I have just completed this book which encompasses 60 years of working in the meat industry in addition to information you see here on this website. If you have a moment, please take some time to check it out.
You can buy Forschner knives here, which I think are the best on the market.
My 10" steak knife, and the 6" boning
knife, as seen in the photos, have been with me for nearly 50 years and
hardly show the wear. I've always kept them as sharp as razors. I once
estimated that I've cut about 4 million pounds of meat with them.
People sometimes pay very high prices for very beautiful kitchen knives.
A knife is only as good as the steel it's made from. Forschners aren't necessarily
beautiful, but with proper care, they apparently last forever.
They're relatively inexpensive compared to "show-off" knives that
are very often made of low quality steel.
I order all my meat grinding needs--sausage casings,
seasonings of all kinds, etc., from this company exclusively. To my knowledge,
the standout best book ever written on sausage making is, "Great Sausage
Recipes and Meat Curing," by
Rytek Kutas, the founder of the company. The book is a complete education,
and gives step by step directions on every facet of sausage making and meat
curing (you might recognize my grinder on that web site).
Maverick Meat Grinder
The Maverick, Model 5501, is my new “find.” I just bought a whole brisket, cut 5 lbs. off the plate end, cut it into long strips, about 8” x 1.5” x 1.5”, and ran it through the 3/16” grinding plate. Nice!
If you use ground beef, you won’t believe the difference between what you grind and what the supermarket calls, “fresh.”
...read more about The Maverick Meat Grinder
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