Miscellaneous Meats

Botulism in Meat Risks

I recently commented twice on a post in a 140,000 plus member Facebook BBQ group.  Both times that I did my food safety related comments were promptly deleted by a group administrator; presumably because they ran counter to the beliefs of those holding group territorial authority.  During my life I have witnessed the ever increasing growth of convenience food processing and… Read More »

Cattle, Chattel & Capital

Circa 10,500 years ago humans began envisioning certain animal wealth running wild and so decided to begin domesticating carefully selected species.  Domesticating livestock did away with most hazards of the hunt, saved wasted hunting time and the hard work of packing home dead weight animal parts.  Like sheep and goats of the day, kept cattle also supplied dairy food products.  Other tangible assets of ruminant agriculture included draft work, fiber, sausage casings, natural… Read More »

Death of a Text Book

It seems that for a fairly long period of time now, multiple factors have combined to gradually fade The Meat eat We Eat text book out of modern day meat education. The 14th edition of that once revered book was published back in 2001 and contains 1111 pages.  Between 1943 and 2001 The Meat We Eat was revised into a new edition on an average… Read More »

Choice Beef Sausage Dip

I have always believed in the garbage in – garbage out food theory, where it’s impossible to end up with a finished product that is of a better quality than what the starting ingredients were.   However, it is possible to end up being disappointed with cooking results when starting with high quality ingredients.  Cooking knowledge and experience make for successful… Read More »