I don’t know that too many people would be able to correctly and accurately name all the cuts on a cow, or pig or chicken. Most know the basics like; wings, drumsticks, chuck, or rib, but would not be able to say where the sirloin is found, even though it is one of the best cuts from a cow.
As you would expect someone has realised that there is this distinct lack of knowledge in our community and has addressed it through the creation of a mobile phone app called Nose to Tail.
It is designed to be used by both consumers and chefs as it shows not only the name of the cuts for cows, pig, lambs and chickens but their locations through diagrams.
The app also goes further by explaining the history of each cut and it’s recommended preparation, as well as dishes that are commonly made using it. There are more than 200 cuts shown in the app and it is full of lots of information.
Offal and other uncommon parts are included in the cuts detailed in the app, as the designers are actively encouraging the use of the whole animal.
People can search by cut or by uses or cooking methods, so it is intended to be very user friendly. It is however not free as there has been a lot of work in the development. It was developed by a Software company in Brisbane.
This is just one of the increasingly large number of information related apps that are now available for mobile phones of all types.
This article has been written by Rachelle Williams, The Green Food Safety Coach.