WHEN BUYING MEAT
Beef. It should have a nice deep cherry-red colour. If it’s dark it could be an older animal, if it’s light or pale it may mean it’s younger, it won’t have the desired flavour. Look for flecks of marbling – a good sign that an animal’s been well-raised. Fat should be creamy white, not yellow. In veal, it should be pink, not dark. Lamb. The meat should be pinkish with white fat and no odour. If it has a strong smell, it may be an older animal like mutton. And you know what they say about mutton masquerading as lamb. Well, you should.