Beef that's gone bad has a sour smell. Sometimes with an aroma like milk that has gone off. Eating meat that has gone off, or is slimy, can cause food poisoning. How can you tell if steak has gone bad? Smell is the first indicator followed by color. First thing: Fresh … [Read more...]
Dexter Beef – The Right Choice
Let’s talk about Dexter & Sandy. No, not the sequel to Grease, or another American sitcom, but two free-range breeds that have piqued my interest. I recently visited two free-range farms to get an insight into non-industrial meat sources and learn about high-quality meat. I … [Read more...]
Why is Meat Expensive, or is it?
I have been asked many times over the years, by customers, chefs and farmers, why is meat so expensive? Well, how expensive is the meat on your plate? Let’s take a look at what is involved, but first, let me ask a question: If I buy 10 live cattle from a farmer or at a market, … [Read more...]
What is Offal?
The term offal refers to the organ meats of animals: Heart, liver, tongue, kidney, sweetbreads etc. These organs are nutritious, inexpensive and most of all delicious. Here's an overview explaining what is offal and I've added some offal recipes to help you get the best from … [Read more...]
The Perfect Steak – How to choose it and cook it
What is the perfect steak? There is no such thing as the perfect steak. Your perfect steak won’t be the same as ours, so we need to establish what you are looking for in a steak. If money is not an issue, there are many expensive steaks available, depending on the breed, … [Read more...]