Most information concerning how the dried strips of meat we call jerky got its name takes to the form of folk etymology. The most common erroneous feature of such word origin stories is that they tend to look for lexical cues in the word, which often leads to quite convincing etymologies that turn out to […]
The basic definition of a marinade is a seasoned liquid that you soak meat to enhance its flavor and/or texture before cooking. This can be a cooked or uncooked liquid mixture. More specifically, marinades usually use some kind of acid, such as vinegar, wine, or lemon or lime juice. The acid helps break down the […]
The origin of the word sirloin for that so very popular and tender cut of beef (sirloin can also apply to pork), is one of those cases where the fictional origin is a lot more fun and interesting than the actual one, which is quite literal and quite boring. In fact, I think the story […]
Scrapple is a sausage dish enjoyed primarily in Pennsylvania Dutch region and in parts of the neighboring states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Each region tends to favor different variations of the product. Most people outside these regions have never heard of it, but it can also be purchased as a commercial product in other U.S locations.
Oh, how I love Shepherd’s pie. Or is it Cottage pie? It depends on whether you use lamb or beef. And if Gordon Ramsay catches you using beef and calling it Shepherd’s Pie, he might just go all..well, Gordon Ramsay on you. He’s mentioned this several times on the boob tube, with more than a trace of his […]