Posted 17 September 2003 - 09:36 AM
Hi Steve, thanks for suggesting me, itís truly my pleasure to be here. I remember when I started in the business 27 years ago my father (Leon) would often say things like; ďboy, they sure donít have beef like they did in the old daysĒ. I think quite often the memory of moments in time, events and such seem to stick in ones head and over time that memory is greater then it actually was some time ago. Over the years much has changed in my business, in the early 80ís the Cryovac machine was invented which made it easier for markets to buy large quantities of meat and hold it for a long time. That is one of the reasons there are not to many skilled butchers anymore, the meat is already broken down so there isnít the need to do it in the retail shop. Also in the 80ís there a widening of USDA Choice beef. As far as I know it didnít affect Prime. So, I guess what Iím trying to say is that even with the shortage of Prime right now, thereís still some great beef around. I have not tried Canadian Prime.