Heritage Meats: The Craft of Great Beef
Butchers have made a comeback in a big way lately as more Americans are taking an active interest in the quality and origin of their meat. There’s something primal and immensely satisfying about shaking the hand of the artisan who sourced and butchered your meat — especially a beautiful, dry-aged steak destined for your grill. Butchers like Dionisio Silva of Heritage Meats at Essex Market in New York are behind this comeback. Follow the SeriousEats.com link for some incredible pictures of Silva’s work – enticing cuts of meat with out-of-this world marbling, dry aged to perfection. If you are near the Lower East Side, and you love to grill, you ought to pay Mr. Silva a visit.