July 30th, 2008

Steak — the Great Equalizer

As always, I am on the lookout for other people’s opinions, recipes and thoughts about steak.

Sometimes, I’m not so sure I should look outward for answers that should come from within.

Perhaps that’s a bit too heady for a blog about steak. But take this “poll” I discovered, for instance.

It comes to us from http://forums.atari.com. Now that should conjure up images of pocket protectors, big ’80s glasses and dudes who LOVED the movie “War Games.” (Okay, I loved it, too. Matthew Broderick rocks.)

But, well, just check it out.


> Steaky, steak, steak. Here it goes down, down into my belly…, How do you like it?

How do you like your steak?
Blue [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Rare [ 2 ]  [15.38%]
Medium rare [ 4 ]  [30.77%]
Medium [ 1 ]  [7.69%]
Medium well [ 3 ] [23.08%]
Well done [ 3 ] [23.08%]
Total Votes: 13


I would like to say that this goes to show you a love for steak crosses all social, economic, political, blah, blah boundaries. And that we could gain some real insight into people’s steak preferences from this poll. But, seriously. Only 13 people voted?

Is that really enough to give us a good idea of what people like? I think not.

All it tells you is that 3 dudes from your high school chess club like their steaks medium well. And that, my friends, ain’t scientific.

And so, I will continue on my search for answers. For the truth about steak. For the REAL scoop. Will I ever find it? Perhaps not. But it’s the journey that matters. It’s all about the journey.

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