October 4th, 2012

Beautiful, Beautiful Steak

Wanna see some gorgeous photos of steak? And then the recipes on how to prepare each visually-stunning masterpiece?

Then check out this beautiful gallery at CookingChannelTV.com.

It’s their “15 Ways to Grill Steak” collection complete with directions so you can recreate them at home!

There’s something in here for every steak lover from ribeyes to fajitas to kebabs.

Enjoy this amazing eye candy, then cook some up yourself!

Photo courtesy of CookingChannelTV.com.

June 22nd, 2011

Mall Steak

Steak lovers across America, rejoice!

THIS may be coming to a shopping mall near you . . .

At least it was at a mall near me.

It’s a screen-projected image of a steak on the walkway. And when you step on the grill, the flames lick your feet as if you, too, were a T-bone.

It’s madness.

And genius.

All I know is that it made me very hungry and the offerings at the food court were not nearly as appetizing as that sizzling steak on the floor.

Oh, technology! You move me and mystify me at the same time!

Why must you tease me so?

After this trip I came home and devoured the leftover Father’s Day steak that we had in the fridge. Take that, screen steak!

Ever seen something like this???

March 12th, 2010

I Like Steak Photos. What Of It?

Perhaps I am a bit of an odd duck.

Scattered in the recesses of my hard drive, among the photographs of my kids playing soccer, the boys wrestling with their dad, family get-togethers, first-day-of-school shots and the like are . . . pictures of steak.

Lots of ’em.

So, when my computer goes into “sleep” mode it randomly chooses photos from said hard drive to display.

It goes a little something like this:

Photo of kids in swimsuits

Shot of family dog (now deceased)

Group shot of kids playing soccer

Picture of raw meat

Posed family beach vacation photo

Picture of my husband and I at some tourist spot in New York

Closeup of steak simmering in its own juices

Weird. I know.

When friends come for dinner (inevitably, beef is involved), they must walk by my “sleeping” computer in my home office to get to the nearest bathroom from time to time.

They’ll stop and admire the photos. Until . . . the meat starts popping up.

What is that?” they’ll inquire, exasperatedly. Like they weren’t expecting meat or something. Sheesh.

Then I go into my love of steak, the sheer beauty of a great food shot, what it takes to really focus on the main dish in the front of the plate, while still featuring the sides, blah, blah, blah.

I’ll tell them about this blog if they aren’t already aware of it, and what a true “steak enthusiast” is.

It’s my way of educating the public. One recruit at a time.

Most of the time they are intrigued. They want to know more and, perhaps, they wonder why THEY haven’t been photographing their dinners too.

There’s room for all of us, I say. Steak enthusiasts unite!

Because a great cut of meat is truly a concept we can all get behind.

Except for strict vegetarians.

And I don’t know any of those.