The Art of Beef Cutting


The Art of Beef Cutting: A Meat Professional’s Guide to Butchering and Merchandising, published by John Wiley and Sons. Nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award.

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“What a rich treasure of clear photos, easy instructions, and creative tips . . . a superb resource for meat enthusiasts of all abilities. It’s like having an entire college course at your fingertips!”

- Chris R. Calkins, PhD
Nebraska Beef Industry
Professor of Animal Science

“The Art of Beef Cutting should be mandatory reading in all professional cooking schools . . . a must for any chef or butcher.”

-Ariane Daguin
Owner, D’Artagnan

“A significant contribution to beef butchery where there is currently almost no complete guide for chefs, meat cutters, or culinary students to use as a resource.”

- Bruce Aidells, Coauthor
The Complete Meat Cookbook


Book Features

An ideal training tool that’s perfect for use in grocery stores, restaurants, foodservice companies and culinary schools.

The Art of Beef Cutting provides clear, up-to-date information on the latest meat cuts and cutting techniques.

Easy to Use

Includes clear step-by-step cutting techniques and beef fundamentals along with information on all the beef cuts from each primal.

Specialty Cuts

To challenge your skills and add excitement to your menu or meat case, try Kari’s specialty cutting techniques!

Quick Reference

Includes charts of NAMP/IMPS numbers, URMIS UPC codes, and main muscles for each beef cut.

Did you know…

Kari includes interesting facts to help you deepen your beef cutting and merchandising knowledge.

Popular Ethnic Cuts

Latin American cut names, cooking methods and cooking tips for each cut.

Kari’s Quick Tips

Look for Kari’s insightful advice and shortcuts through-out this book.

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