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The Anatomy Of Steak Cuts Explained In Two Minutes

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a Kansas City Strip and a Sirloin was, or where the hell the T in your T-bone came from, this video will help.


Science: It's Better To Cook A Frozen Steak Than A Thawed Steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking, but America’s Test Kitchen is saying that it’s better to cook a steak that’s frozen than to cook a steak after it’s been thawed out. In side-by-side tests, the frozen steak was “hands down” better tasting than the thawed steak.


Steaklocker Could Let You Dry-Age Delicious Beef Chunks At Home

Dry-aged beef. It’s a phrase that gets fancy steak-lovers’ mouths all drooly. The magic dance of enzymes and moisture reduction creates out-of-this-world flavour and tenderness that, unless you’ve got restaurant-grade equipment, you can’t recreate at home. Steaklocker wants to change that, with a device on Kickstarter that promises to bring that meaty magic to your home kitchen.


Medieval Kitchens Used A Specially Bred Dog To Turn Roasting Spits

Before the era of “set it and forget it” countertop rotisserie ovens, kitchen gadgets required a lot more manpower — and if not manpower, then dogpower. The turnspit, a breed of dog dating for medieval Britain, would run around and around on a wheel like a hamster in a cage, ensuring evenly roasted meat for hungry noblemen.


Clever Meat Labels Tell You Which Part Of The Animal You're Buying

Buying meat is hard. Unless you’re a butcher or a chef, it can be difficult to tell what’s what. Does a Boston butt actually come from a cow’s butt? Where is the tenderloin? Smart graphic design can make it a little easier to answer these questions.


Beef Jerky Business Cards Let People Chew On Your Credentials

Though slowly becoming antiquated, the business card is still the easiest way to make a great first impression with a new contact. Your choice of design, fonts, even paper says a lot about you. So imagine the impression you’ll leave when you hand someone your contact details laser-etched onto a piece of beef jerky — you’ll soar up that corporate ladder.


The Lost Cow Tunnels Of New York City

Like every other major metropolis, New York City has tunnels for people, tunnels for cars and lots of tunnels for trains. But it also has something rather more unique: tunnels for cows. Or does it? This is the story of New York’s lost, forgotten, or perhaps just mythical subterranean meat infrastructure.


Give The Gift Of A Gift That Looks Like Raw Meat

There is something so fabulous about this idea. Even though it’s overpriced and probably aesthetically overwrought or something, the idea of wrapping gifts to look like raw meat is just beautiful. It brings the whole joke gift genre to a new level. Or makes people extra excited when their gift turns out to be awesome or even passable. If you’re someone who never wraps gifts this could be the turning point.


Scientists Link Red Meat Chemical To Heart Disease

A team of US scientists has identified a link between a chemical called carnitine, found in red meat, and increased risk of heart disease. Health researchers have assumed in the past that saturated fat and cholesterol found in red meat increase the risk of heart disease in humans.


Study: Processed Meat Causes One In 30 Early Deaths

A new study, involving half a million participants from across Europe, shows that eating processed meat appears to increase the risk of dying young.