April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
February 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
Something I did not mention before, on account I just started posting here again after a meat blog hiatus, is that I got engaged last summer, so Beautiful Girlfriend is now Beautiful Fiancee. My life is richer for having her in it. That is for darned sure. I wrote before about how our love got its foothold at the hands of bacon, so I thought this ring would be a good choice for our engagement.
But then I got her a different one. As beautiful as meat is, this is probably the type of ring one should buy for oneself, and not for the love of his life.
December 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
November 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you have not checked out Cook’s Thesaurus of Meat, you owe it to yourself to take a gander. It describes a number of meats in good detail, including sausages and wild game. Let’s be honest – those two categories are mysteries to many of us. For example, can you tell a person specifically what a kishke is? What about the difference between ostrich and emu? This thesaurus is so good that it even gives recommendation for substitutions. For example, if you want to approximate olive loaf, it says you can substitute bologna or mortadella. Very useful information!
Many thanks to Beautiful Girlfriend, who suggested this link.
October 31, 2011 § 2 Comments
I guess this doubles as the Halloween edition because people are searching for something truly frightful. I guess there is a rumor that Slim Jims contain worms. It reminds me of when I was a kid in the 1970s and everyone thought McDonald’s burgers were made from worms, kangaroo meat, and various other non-traditional meats.
It’s all false. In truth, a certain amount of insect parts is allowed by law in any sort of food product, but it is a very small amount, and a byproduct of almost any manufacturing process. I think the earthworms in Slim Jims can safely be ruled out and dismissed as a myth, but the beef rectums? There’s no telling there. You might be eating beef rectums. It just says beef on the label and the manufacturer did not return calls from Wired when they did a story on what’s in a Slim Jim and asked what cut of meat is in the delicious snack.
So who knows – maybe the beef rectum is what gives it that spicy kick.
August 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Somebody reached this site by searching for this string:
festive “ground turkey” “mechanically separated”
Is mechanically separated meat ever festive? Is there a holiday for that? Let’s ask this guy how festive it is.
August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you just got to this site by searching for “sugar glider poop,” you are not alone. Yes, others have done the same and gotten here. No doubt it is because I had written before about Joe and Whit’s sugar gliders, which are like little bite-size chipmunks that are too expensive to eat because they fetch a pretty penny on the exotic pet market. Get a male and a female, turn your iPod to Barry White, and let them make you some babies. Ch-ching! Or I suppose you could eat them, if you don’t mind spending $700 for the equivalent of a plate at one of those fancy tapas restaurants.