Pork Back Fat

Fatback is a slab of hard fat on both sides of the backbone of a mature pig that can be used in many ways. Cut into tiny pieces or finely ground, fatback is a key ingredient in the preparation of many sausages, charcuterie, and pâtè, to add flavor and juiciness. Strips of fatback can be inserted into leaner meats to […]

Chicken Neck

What the chicken neck lacks in meat, it makes up for in connective tissue, fat, and lots of skin for crisping. They are also incredibly cheap—even the extremely expensive bougie store had them for less than two bucks per pound. Given their composition, chicken necks are only good for a couple of things, but they […]

Chicken Wing

Chicken wings are white meat, even though they’re juicier and have a more concentrated poultry flavor, like dark meat. Many people think of Buffalo wings when they think of this part of the chicken, and for good reason: they’re extremely popular throughout the United States.

Chicken Breast

The chicken breast is a lean cut of meat taken from the pectoral muscle on the underside of the chicken. Each whole chicken contains one chicken breast with two halves, which are typically separated during the butchering process and sold as individual breasts.

Chicken Back

Chicken Backs are basically about 90% skin and bone. A Chicken Back often includes the piece of meat that is called the “Oyster”, though sometimes that is removed. Chicken Backs are very popular in the American south: even though there is little meat on them, they offer lots of area to be coated with batter […]

Chicken Leg

Chicken legs are split at the knee joint to separate the thigh from the drumstick. Drumsticks are usually cooked bone in, while thighs can be deboned and skinned to use in a variety of dishes, including slicing or dicing for stir-frys and similar dishes.

Chicken Thigh

Chicken thighs are a popular type of dark meat chicken cut from the top section of the chicken leg (the bottom section is called the drumstick). Thighs can be cooked in a variety of ways such as grilling, roasting, braising, and frying. Chicken thighs are eaten as part of countless cuisines around the world.

Pork Hock

A pork hock, or ham hock as it is commonly called, comes from the pig’s leg just above the foot and below the knee. Pork hock is a very inexpensive and tough piece of meat that is loaded with connective tissue, ligaments and muscle fibers. When cooked low and slow, however, it yields fork-tender meat […]

Pork Leg

Fresh pork leg, also known as fresh ham, is the uncured hind leg of the hog. Like cured ham, fresh leg of pork/fresh ham is available either bone-in or boneless and may be purchased whole or halved. Fresh ham also may be cut into rump (from near the sirloin), shank (lower leg portion) or center […]

Pork Neck

Pork neck is an amazing cut of meat in itself because it has both lean meat and the juicy fat, which give you a really well-balanced flavor and texture. It’s oh-so-dreamy when you grill it until smoky on the outside but still soft on the inside.