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Cooking and handling meat ...

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Even the best meat can give disappointing results if it is not stored, prepared and cooked properly. As a service to our customers, we will assemble information here to help you make the most of the meat and poultry you buy from us.

Meat Safety Guidelines

Meat Safety

Many consumers are unaware or unsure of the basic safety principles for handling fresh and frozen meat, as well as cooked meat dishes. These Meat Safety Guidelines will help you learn the basics ...


Cooking meat - degree of doneness

Rare, medium or well-done? How to get it right ...

Many variables are at work in deciding when meat is cooked. The size, shape and thickness of the meat play a role, as does the cut, fat and bone content. This “Degree of doneness” guide provides simple techniques to help you get it right ...


The Perfect Roast

The perfect roast ...

There is nothing quite like a home-cooked roast. A great roast starts with good quality meat, but you can have confidence in the results by following these few simple tips. This Roasting Guide will give you great results every time ...


Minced beef

Mince ...

Mince is one of the top three cuts of meat purchased by home cooks each week. That’s not so surprising as mince is reasonably priced, extremely versatile and kids love it. Make the most of this favourite with these tips on Mince ...


We have never had finer ingredients - your products are simply the best.

~ Leo Schofield, Writer and Food Critic
Dec 2010 (see full text »)

Customer feedback:

On December 4th, I organised a Christmas musical soirée for thirty guests at Dysart House. John Wilson, whose catering business John & Peter is generally regarded as the finest in Australia, flew down to create the buffet.

Both he and I agree that we have never had finer ingredients, including eight fresh chickens and the best-ever ham from West Hobart Gourmet Meats. Your products are simply the best.

~ Leo Schofield

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