As a species, we have largely categorised animals as Too Cute To Eat, Too Weird To Eat, or Meat. I do not understand these rules, because I think bugs, normally in the Too Weird category, and rabbit, normally in the Too Cute category, taste very good, while chickens ("Meat") are terrifying salmonella dinosaurs. However, it is understandable to get mad when you are served a Too Cute meat when you thought you were getting Meat meat, or even if you're served pork instead of beef. Heck, I would be mad if someone revealed that my stewed rabbit was actually stewed chicken all along.
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There's some crazy meat industry propaganda video waiting to be made where a buff jock takes a bite out of a hamburger served by a polite waiter, who then rips off a mask to reveal the demented face of someone from the mushroom industry shouting, "That burger is 50 per cent mushrooms!" after which the customer drops the burger in horror, and dies. If you make this video, please send it to me.
George Foreman changed the kitchen game when he slapped his name on a low-rent panini press and sold it to the masses. In the late 90s and early aughts, the George Foreman Grill was the kitchen appliance to own -- after the refrigerator, microwave, and stove. But what if the George Foreman grill wasn't that cheapo appliance your grandma bought you when you went to college? What if it was a super smart device that could cook your food perfectly without you ever keeping an eye on it. That might just be what the Cinder Precision Grill is -- the magical meat maker I've always wanted.
Video: Now this is some fun times. The Backyard Scientist strapped a kitchen knife to some homemade sugar rockets, put it on a track sprayed with graphite lubricant so it could cut things while zooming down at 240km/h, and then put various sliceable items on the other end to reach their imminent doom (for our infinite viewing pleasure).
We ate some weird stuff in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn't comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn't understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he'd probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder.
Video: Like any respectable eater of meat, I pretty much like every kind of barbecue that exists. There are few things that taste better than something cooked long and slow with smoke and over indirect heat. Texas style, Kansas City style, Carolina style, Korean barbecue, char siu, it's all delicious.
Homemade sausage is so good and so cheap to make that you'll never buy it from a store again. Here's my take on a super healthy hot Italian.
Warning: I'll keep it gore free, but there's going to be pictures of a dead animal and its subsequent parts inside. It's nothing you won't see wrapped in plastic on a grocery store shelf, but if you're going to have a problem with that, maybe don't scroll further.
Video: If you want to treat a delicious hunk of meat in the best way possible, you shouldn't just throw it on a pan. Instead, you should utilise all the techniques used in this video by How To You: make sure you get a good, thick cut, salt and pepper the hell out of it, use a sous vide, and then sear that baby on a grill. It's a lot of work but it will be the perfect steak.
I will admit, I have never even heard of "the meat sweats" until I saw them mentioned in a commercial. It's a little-studied struggle that apparently strikes carnivores after a gratuitously meaty meal. Is it a legit scientific phenomenon, and if so, what happens to your body?
Video: This burger from Plan Check in Los Angeles already looks delicious but what makes it a must eat is the "ketchup leather" inside the burger. It's basically tomato sauce in the shape and form of a Fruit Roll-Up. Or like a cheese slice of tomato sauce. Or like awesomeness in a square. Food Steez visited the restaurant to see how they put their burger and chicken sandwich together your eyes will be hungry after.
Video: It's probably because I ate a stupid salad quinoa health bowl (purposely but painfully light on dressing and happiness) for lunch that I'm beginning to regret all my life decisions that has led me up to this point where this glorious barbecue spread from La Barbecue in Austin is not in front of my face right now. What did I do so wrong in my life to not eat this every meal of every day of every year of every life?
In a recent report on processed meat and risk of bowel cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) stated: that each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 per cent. This method of communicating risk led to confusion and some hostile reactions. Scientists can explain risks of cancer and other diseases in several ways; some are easier to understand than others.
You can spend an entire lifetime learning how to do something and I'm pretty sure you still won't be as good as or as confident as this butcher chopping down chickens with a bandsaw. He moves at such incredible speeds and comes so close to the blade multiple times without hesitating that I'm fairly certain he's had fear surgically removed from his personality.
You can have the perfect cut of steak that's been cooked to the perfect temperature and grilled to the perfect texture and yet still ruin it by not cutting the meat against the grain. Seriously, slicing a steak against the grain makes it so much more tender and delicious that you'd be a fool not to do it that way.