Home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and host to a who’s who of global superstars including Elton John and Justin Timberlake, this is the first time the arena has set up such a large international food event, let alone one that features 96 competing butchers.
Co-owner of Salt & Time and team member 2020, we decided to get up close and personal with Bryan Butler.
Bryan is a whole meat butchery advocate and expert, Bryan’s portfolio is nothing less than phenomenal. Having worked in almost all areas of the industry, we asked Bryan to share some things he has learned along his journey.
The purpose of this blog is to cover some tips and tricks for that perfectly cooked roast.
The starting point of a good pork roast is selecting the best cut, what cut should one choose when looking to make pork roast?
The ideal cut for pork roast is the Pork Loin. You can either choose to debone the meat, marinate, and stuff with your desired filling or cooked in with the bone in.
Oh, steak! Already salivating, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a medium-rare Filet Mignon. As butchers, we find it our job to educate people about different cuts of meat and today we have taken on different cuts of steak specifically because of how important it is to familiarize yourself with both high-end and economical steak cuts for when you’re looking for a cost-effective homemade steak.
When you want to stay in this industry, you have to push margins and stay in the loop. It is important to save time and use tools that maximize your output and minimize wastage.
Although cutting knives are integral, perhaps the most important tool involved in butchery, they are not the only tool that is required when dealing with meat on a daily basis.
Here is the American Butcher, and team member 2020’s list of the 5 must have butchery tools.
Surprising to most, short ribs come from the beef chuck section and not the beef rib like most believe it to be.
Most find it hard to differentiate between ribs and short ribs, and we get asked why they are called short ribs if they are cut from the beef chuck section? Well, to make things simpler, remember, just like the name, short ribs are similar to ribs only shorter, hence, less expensive and with greater fat content.
The Filet Mignon, however, is considered royalty amongst steak lovers because of how strict the parameters are.
The average animal supplies an average of 500 grams of Filet Mignon– hence, explaining why it’s so pricey and sought after.
3 ways to rework your social media strategy
Social media users grow every day, and within a span of few years, it has become one of the most powerful marketing channels in the industry.
Ironically, it can either make or break your product. Social media marketing strategy is heavily reliant on current trends, causes and movements.
So how do you rework your social media strategy to have maximum impact on your target market?
Factory packed, mass produced dog food is ready to be fed and has a long shelf life. However, when you make dog food at home, you need to make sure you cook it a bit and store it to make is safe for animal consumption. The life of homemade dog food on average is 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
Naturally, homemade dog food from the butchers costs more than store bought, mass produced and rather sub-standard dog food bags. However, the long-term monetary and non-monetary benefits far exceed the minor hike in your dog food budget!