How to Shop for Meat: The Everything Guide to Buying and Cooking Your Favorite Cuts
Looking for that steakhouse-quality dinner at home? It all starts at the butcher counter. In this everything guide to buying your favorite cuts of meat, we share tips from expert butchers and decode complicated USDA labels, so you can be sure you return home with the perfect cut of meat for your recipe.
To get the lowdown on what to look for when buying your favorite cuts of meat, we talked to expert butcher Rob Levitt of The Butcher & Larder. Levitt’s shop, located in Local Foods, a local food hub and public market in Chicago, specializes in local, sustainable, and whole-animal butchery.
To help you along your shopping journey, we’ve rounded up some favorite cuts of steak, along with recipes, and tips for what to look for when picking out the perfect porterhouse or filet mignon.