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Old School Butcher Charts

sweets Nov 28, 2008 11:59 AM

Can anyone point me in the direction of where to purchase old school butcher charts in Toronto? Even current ones would be helpful. Thanks!

  1. garlicscapes Nov 29, 2008 06:44 PM

    You could order free-of-charge from:


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      likescrab Nov 29, 2008 02:35 AM

      You could contact the Beef Council of Ontario (i know there is such an entity, not sure of it's exact name) and similarly the Pork, Lamb and Game Council's. I know I got them for free from them when i was a chef apprentice.

      1. Wahooty Nov 28, 2008 05:19 PM

        I'm not sure if they still have them, but The Monkey's Paw used to have quite a collection of old meat map pamphlets - if I remember correctly, the owner has a particular soft spot for them.


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        1. re: Wahooty
          escoffier Nov 29, 2008 11:51 AM

          Meat map? Oh that's funny. That's very, very funny. Well, here's your problem, you turned left at the flank when you should have gone right on straight to the rump.

          I would try eBay also, and failing that, ask at some of the old-school butchers, they've got to get them from someone...

          1. re: escoffier
            Wahooty Nov 29, 2008 12:07 PM

            If you enjoy that, you should've seen the guy give an in-depth analysis of the evolution of meat maps over the decades. Completely deadpan, and hysterical. :)

        2. jayt90 Nov 28, 2008 03:53 PM

          Here is an online source http://www.askthemeatman.com/beef%20c...
          $U.S.28 plus shipping for beef and pork laminates, or $45 with old time black and white charts included.

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