OmgBeef is a web application that helps Israelis abroad (and foreigners in Israel) understand the equivalents in the Israeli vs the American beef primal cuts system.

This is a personal project, originating from frustration as cooking enthusiast after relocation to the US.

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Site Structure

The interactive map shows the list of Israeli cuts, and links to the individual pages with their American counterparts.

Each of the cuts' pages has information about its equivalents in the US (sometime in the UK or France as well), along with pictures, descriptions and cooking methods.


When at first I picked up this project, not being big on red meat, there was a surprising amount of research that had to be done. American and Israeli butchers don't just use different names for the cuts, the animals are cut in completely different ways. Some primal cuts don't exist in the US or are not being sold commercially that way. Israel's primal cuts system is a lot more similar to the French system.

Ateret Buchman, a chef, an ex-butcher, and a fellow immigrant, was instrumental in the research process.