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The excess - meats and veggies - buy just what you need or pay for the excess?

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The excess - meats and veggies - buy just what you need or pay for the excess?

fldhkybnva | | May 16, 2013 07:08 AM

I love my local Whole Foods and Wegmans and have a great relationship with the butchers and fishmongers and love their quality meats but my only complaint is that they don't trim meats very well or probably trim them such that they are useful to all vs. different amounts of trim based on what you plan to use the cut for. For example, I always have to cut off a good amount of silverskin from the pork tenderloin and they do a pretty spotty job de-skinning fish. Is it appropriate to ask them to trim them more before packaging? Also with things like trimming fish or larger cuts of meat for which the trimmed weight would actually reduce the price (sometimes I have to trim up to 3 or 4 oz which can add up) is it legitimate to ask them to weigh it afterwards? With fish if I am planning a dish for a filet without skin they weigh before removing the skin? I once had a cashier tell me that it's OK to remove the mushroom stems from fresh mushrooms if I don't plan to use them but never have as if I walked upon a bin of mushroom stems I might be a bit frustrated. I know my grandmother used to snap green beans in the store and I've seen people break off broccoli florets as well. Do you buy just want you want in the store or accept the added cost of parts you wont use?

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