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.

March 5th, 2010

8 Steak Images to Make You Drool

Mmmmm . . . a big, juicy, tender steak.

It can come in all shapes and sizes, cuts and thicknesses, sauced or unsauced.  The possibilities are mind boggling.

And tempting.

You’ve got filet mignon, soft and tender.  Rich, hearty ribeye.  Sirloin steaks – perfect for sandwiches.  T-bones when you really want that bone-in flavorful goodness.  And let’s not forget the Porterhouse – a man-size portion.

But to do these descriptions justice, you’ve got to see ‘em in action.

So, I’ve compiled 8 amazing steak images that will absolutely make you drool.  We’ve got thick steaks, strip steaks, steak tips and so much more.

I just wish I could transmit smell and taste through the Web!  Some day, folks . . . some day.


Ohhh, bacon bleu cheese butter. Where have you been all my life? Your rich, savory flavor is the perfect complement for this tender, tender steak.


A buttery Marsala sauce makes this steak and chips combination a mouth-watering temptation.


Hello, chimichurri sauce! This gorgeous, vibrant green sauce gives a KC Strip just the right amount of tangy zip.


The contrast of the rosemary-flavored beef and the sweet tomato jam is a feast for the eyes – as well as the taste buds!


This bold cut of beef is brimming with flavor – pepper-encrusted flavor. My favorite!


Simply fabulous. You can practically taste these smoky, tender steak slices in a cherry cabernet morel sauce.


Any way you slice it, this is one tantalizing photo. Just look at that juicy steak goodness. And those cross-hatch marks – to die for!


Okay, this one is making me hungry. I can just smell that sizzling slice of heaven. And those onion rings? Fuhgeddaboudit!