The Chew: Why Americans Love Beef
The Chew May 30 2013 was all about beef, all hour long. Mario was not in today, so Chef Michael Lomonaco came in to co-host the show. Michael Lomonaco is Chef and Partner for one of the greatest steak houses in New York City: Porterhouse.
American’s love beef, but Carla Hall said that her favorite beef is burgers, because she loved “meat with friends.” Sitting down with a couple buddies in a social setting and having a burger was something that really appealed to her.
Michael Lomonaco On Beef
Michael Lomonaco’s perspective on beef was a little more philosophical. He loved beef because the images it brought to mind of the wide open plains, which is a very American setting. Michael Symon thinks that beef grilled with salt and pepper stands on its own as the best dish around.
Sure we know why Americans love beef, but how much beef do we actually consume? Quite a lot. The average American eats around 62 pounds of beef per year. Multiply that by the dizzying population of our country, and you’ve got a lot of beef on your hands.
The Chew: Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer Review
The Chew crew showed us a few gadgets to better make your beef with. The first one was a slider rack, useful for preventing your mini-burgers from falling through the grill when you are cooking up some mini burgers.
The next item was a reel roaster, a skewer which you could put hot dogs on and, with a reel, roticerate your hot dogs over an open fire. Kids would have a riot with this.
The Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer was an item that you could put into your beef, walk away with the transmitter, and get a voice alert when the meat is done. There are settings for different kinds of meat and different levels of done. It also works up to 300 feet away.