Understanding French cuts of beef

The choice of meat cuts in France can be baffling. The Connexion gets tips from a British butcher in France

It can be confusing to know what cuts of meat to buy – especially with beef, as it is butchered differently in France.

There are more beef cuts in France, and some cuts which exist in the UK are used in a different way.

Daren Smith, who runs Elliotts Boucherie in Gorron, Pays de la Loire, works with both French and English cuts and said bavette d’aloyau is a typical example of different ...

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