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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Nomenclature II

So, my wife thought she found a good bargain on what was labeled a pork loin roast at our local Tops Market.. She knew we wouldn't get a chance to to eat it right away, so we popped it in the freezer. I pulled it out and put it in the fridge to thaw without really looking at it. I figured I'd whack the chine bone, so I could carve it, and have some good eats. But, when I pulled it out of the fridge, I got a surprise. While one side of the roast showed the characteristics of a loin cut - the "T" of the back (chine) bone, an eye of both the loin and tenderloin muscle. The other side clearly showed the hip bone. It was a sirloin roast and after I made stock to turn the leftovers into pot pies, it was clear I was right.

Now it was tasty, but a consumer who didn't know the bone structure of meat would be disappointed. There has to be a way to get this right.

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Ann said...

Yep! It's fixed!

Know what you mean about inaccurately labled and/or poorly cuts of meat... so annoying.

Scotty said...

Yeah, I can go to any tire store and order a P195/60 R15 tire. But I don't know what I an getting at the supermarket!

redman said...

I hate that too.

I have to say I am having a flashback seeing that Topps label, had forgotten all about that place; mom used to shop there when I was a kid.

Is Wegmans still going strong? Remember them as super stores full of some decent product

Jack Rawlinson said...

My God - even I can see that's a hip bone! I'm the sort of person who'd be straight back to the shop complaining about this - even if I'd cooked something nice with it!

Bob del Grosso said...

The closet that thing has ever been to a loin was when the Tops butcher has his way with it.

Bob del Grosso said...

That should have read "had his way with it."

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