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Pat LaFrieda has been the patron saint of meat mavens for quite some time now. The fourth generation of New York butchers, LaFrieda made a name for himself by handcrafting meat blends for some of the best and beefiest burgers in the city including mini-chain Shake Shack and the Manhattan's priciest burger, the Black Label Burger at the very exclusive Minetta Tavern.
Today, La Frieda is rolling out Pat LaFrieda's Big App for Meat, a comprehensive guide to all things meaty for home cooks and professionals. With descriptions, diagrams, photos, maps and rotating views of over 200 cuts of beef, pork, poultry, lamb and veal, this is the app that you'll be breaking out at the supermarket when you're trying to discern the difference between tri-tip and flanken.
Once you've selected your cut, LaFrieda is right there with plenty of recipe suggestions to best utilize your chosen protein. And if you're hungering for the real deal, the Big App for Meat offers an online store where users can buy directly from LaFrieda.
Once you've expanded your meat-centric knowledge under LaFrieda's tutelage, there's a interactive butchering game for your to test your chops as well as an option to upload photos of your meaty masterpieces to share through Facebook and Twitter.
Whether you're in the market for tastier, lesser known cuts or want to branch out beyond ground chuck and boneless skinless chicken breasts, Pat LaFrieda's Big App for Meat is sure to be a handy tool when it comes to naviagting the meat counter.
The app is available on iTunes for $6.99.