Let's talk steak — a big, beautiful slab of beef. I used to only eat steak when my parents treated us to an old-school steakhouse, and while I relished every minute of those meals, the menu always intimidated me. What was the difference between a New York steak and a ribeye? Why was filet mignon so freakin' expensive?
Whether you cook steak at home or save it for a special occasion out like we did, it's important to know your high-end steak cuts. Here are the four most popular ones, and we'll cover where they're cut from, what they taste like, and how best to cook them. Are you ready for your steak primer? Let's go!