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. » 8/12/14 12:10am 8/12/14 12:10am

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 flavor 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 » 6/17/14 10:40am 6/17/14 10:40am

In Defense of Pink Slime

Back in 2012 many Americans were horrified to learn that their ground beef contained "pink slime." It's in our burgers! They're feeding it to our kids! The public outcry led many retailers to drop the beef additive from its products. But today, pink slime is slowly making its way back into our cheeseburgers and tacos.… » 5/29/14 2:12pm 5/29/14 2:12pm

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… » 5/18/14 9:00pm 5/18/14 9:00pm

Beef Jerky Business Cards Let Them 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 » 11/27/13 10:20am 11/27/13 10:20am

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… » 7/14/13 8:26pm 7/14/13 8:26pm

Here Is a Chart Showing All the Different Cuts of Beef

Beef is never not delicious but certain cuts of beef are even more delicious than other parts of meat. Why is that? Because the cow is a pretty big animal and different parts of it can be fattier or leaner than the other. This infographic from Visual.ly breaks down where which kind of beef cut comes from. If you were… » 4/03/13 1:00am 4/03/13 1:00am

It Is Almost Impossible To Create Fake Meat

Scientists worldwide have worked for years to come up with a convincing meat substitute. Whether it's farmed with soy or synthesized from stem cells, if it tastes real, it will change the world. But not even a $1 million prize has been enough to make it happen—on Wednesday, with less than a week to spare, the deadline… » 6/29/12 2:00pm 6/29/12 2:00pm