April 2022: The Great Steaks of NJ
Any way you slice it, there is nothing trivial about steak.
It comes from the biggest animal humans raise for food, and it takes about two years for that animal to reach its ideal weight of about 1,200 pounds. It’s no knock on vegetables or, for that matter, on lamb, veal, pork, fish, chicken or the trusty burger to say that steak is the summit of carnivorous eating.
When you consider the time that goes into raising a great Black Angus steer, the aging that tenderizes the meat, and the deft management of intense heat that creates the mouthwatering char, it’s no wonder it tops the menu in price.
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HOME & GARDEN
EAT & DRINK
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