Meat

Before we can order at a restaurant or eatery, we need to know what we are eating! In this article, we will look at meat.

 

animals and their meat
image from https://twitter.com/learneng1

Meat

Cow > Beef
Young cow > veal

Pig > pork / ham / bacon

Sheep > mutton
(Young sheep) lamb > lamb

Deer > Venison

Poultry: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Pigeon, Goose, Pheasant

Parts of birds

  • Breast
  • Wings
  • Leg : (top part of the leg) Thigh > (lower part) Drumstick > Foot
  • Ribs

Less common

Goat
Horse
Rabbit
Boar
Frog
Bison
Camel
Snake
Ostrich
Crickets
Kangaroo

Butcher Cuts

In the USA, you will find the butcher’s cut named T-bone, but in Europe, they have different cuts such as Sirloin, Entrecôte, Ribeye, fillet

image source: https://www.ottogrills.com/blog/ottos-steak-chart/

Then when you order the waiter will ask, how would you like your steak?  How would you like it done?  

Done = how much it is cooked

source https://steakandco.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/doneness-level-your-steak-depends-on-it/

Some people get upset about how you cook your steak.  It’s similar to arguing about which game is the best.

Word check: to Ruin =  Destroy / cause great problems for someone / lead someone to their end.  To be ruined.

I lost all my money at the casino, I am ruined!

Don’t try to challenge me, I will ruin you.

You spilled coffee on my dress, it’s ruined!

I have to go to family lunch, my plans for gaming all day are ruined!

Steaks in France

Blue rare = Bleue
Rare = Saignant
Medium rare = un peu saignant
Medium = rose
Medium well = a point
Well done = tres cuit

Test

If you want a steak cooked like this, what do you ask for?

Which animal is used to make kebab?

Burger?

Ham?

Sausage?

 

 

 

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