We at TTAK love a good butchery video, and this one from Bon Appetit’s Facebook page is one of the best. It shows Jason Yang of Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in New York butchering a complete beef round. He walks you through the process, explaining the cuts, and demonstrating a proficiency that is only achievable with years of practice.
A couple of things I noted:
I had never heard of an Oyster Steak. The butchers have been holding out on us.
I dig the Personal Protective gear. I do not think wearing chain mail makes you any less of a man. It makes you smart. It only takes a second to suffer a life altering injury. In fact legendary knifemaker Walter Brend used to be a butcher. He suffered a career-ending hand injury cutting meat. It took decades of work and possibly divine intervention to regain use of his hand. (If you haven’t heard the story, it is worth a read).
I’m hungry. I am craving red meat.