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What cut of beef can I use to make “sukiyaki beef”?

I want to try a recipe for Gyudon (shown below) that calls for thin-sliced "Sukiyaki Beef". My local grocery store doesn't carry anything by that name. I'm comfortable with thin-slicing beef myself ...
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How to clean an octopus - and is it worth it

I've bought an octopus from my fish monger, but, when I asked if he could clean it, he openly admitted he's never done octopus before and doesn't know how. Well, neither I do but I've taken it on ...
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What is the easiest way to remove chicken leg/drumstick tendons?

I would like to make chicken drumsticks / legs (with skin on) easier to eat by removing the tendons and the fibula bone. Cook's Illustrated mentions this technique: Holding a paring knife just ...
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Is ground upper turkey thighs the same as regular ground turkey?

I usually buy ground turkey at costco, which is labeled ground turkey. However, I asked the local butcher for ground turkey today and when I arrived home, the meat label said "ground upper turkey ...
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What part of the squid is edible?

Is the part of the squid right above the tentacles edible? I think it's the bottom of the body, I've never cooked squid before. I washed it under cold water and felt it carefully with my fingers and I ...
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How do you separate the skin from pork?

I cure my own bacon with the skin still on the pork belly because I do not know how to remove it. I tried slicing it off with a knife (type unknown) but quickly lost patience. What is the best way to ...
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What is the difference between French and British cuts of beef?

What is the difference between French and British cuts of beef? I am told they just butcher the animals dfferently. Certainly the cuts don't seem the same. For example is faux fillet really exactly ...
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What is the percentage by weight of meat in a split chicken breast?

We are planning on canning chicken breast and wondered what percentage of raw bone-in "split chicken breast" is meat (versus non-meat like bone and skin)?
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What piece of veal should I ask a butcher/meat shop in the US if I want to do stew dishes like “blanquette de veau” or “veau marengo”?

Ideally, I should be using "tendron" which I think is equivalent to flank steak for a veal. But flank steak is "bavette" for beef, so maybe it is a different name. I think I could also use jarret, ...
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Can I carve up a suckling pig like you would an adult pig?

I found this video of a butcher carving up a half adult pig (not gory) really interesting and would like to learn how to do this on my own. However, I could never eat a whole adult pig. Would a ...
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Recommendations on how to have a hog butchered?

I have commissioned a pig from a local farmer and it will be going to the butcher soon. It turns out that I can have it butchered to my specific requests. Has anyone done this before and have any ...
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chef's knife for cutting chicken, or butcher's

Hey guys, I've had a set of Global knives for a few months now and love them. I cut up a whole chicken the other day, and had a bit of trouble getting through the bone, so use my large chef's knife ...
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Chicken without all that fat?

Whenever I make chicken, I end up going through and trimming a ton of fat. I have heard that free-range chicken is leaner. Is this actually true? What, generally, is the best way to make sure you end ...
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Is it possible to get veal that is not incredibly fatty?

I have not had such good success with veal. I prefer leaner meats, and every time I get a cut of veal, it is extremely fatty. Is there a way to get leaner veal? Are there specific cuts I should ask ...
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Is there an easy way to french trim a rack of lamb?

I had to be part of a lot of french trimming of racks of lamb at the weekend, and it seemed to take a long time, so it got me wondering, is there an easy way to do this? some preferred tool?