A Butcher’s Tale

Word List:

  • Chops
  • Sausage
  • Brisket
  • Ribs
  • Tenderloin
  • Shank
  • Ham
  • Bacon
  • Roast
  • Steak


It was a warm summer day in the small town of Smithfield, where the finest cuts of meat were produced. Mr. Davis, the local butcher, was well known for his high-quality chops, sausage, and brisket.

However, one day Mr. Davis was faced with a dilemma. A new grocery store had opened up in the town and was offering meat at a much lower price than his own store. People were flocking to the new store, leaving Mr. Davis’ business struggling to stay afloat.

He was determined to save his store, so he decided to bring in a new product that no other store in town carried. He sourced the finest cuts of ribs, tenderloin, and shank. These cuts were so unique and flavorful that they quickly became the talk of the town.

As a result, people started coming back to Mr. Davis’ store, and his business was booming once again. He even started offering ham, bacon, and roast for special occasions.

The new grocery store was no match for Mr. Davis, as his meat was always fresh and of the highest quality. People were willing to pay a premium for the perfect steak.

In the end, Mr. Davis’ hard work and dedication to his craft paid off, and he was once again the proud owner of the finest meat shop in Smithfield.


ChopsA cut of meat from the rib section of a pig or sheepPork chops, lamb chops, grilled chops
SausageA cylindrical shaped food product made of ground meat, spices, and other ingredientsBreakfast sausage, Italian sausage, spicy sausage
BrisketA cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or vealSmoked brisket, corned beef brisket, BBQ brisket
RibsA cut of meat from the rib section of a pig or beef, often served with barbecue saucePork ribs, beef ribs, baby back ribs
TenderloinA cut of meat from the muscle along the backbone of beef, pork, or veal, known for its tendernessBeef tenderloin, pork tenderloin, roasted tenderloin
ShankA cut of meat from the leg of a cow, lamb, or pig, often used for stews or soupsBeef shank, lamb shank, pork shank
HamA cut of meat from the hind leg of a pig, often cured and used in sandwiches or as a main dishSmoked ham, honey ham, spiral ham
BaconA type of cured meat made from the belly of a pigBacon bits, crispy bacon, turkey bacon
RoastA cut of meat that is cooked by roasting, typically in an ovenBeef roast, pork roast, prime rib roast
SteakA thin slice of meat, usually beef, that is grilled or friedRib-eye steak, sirloin steak, filet mignon steak

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