Words out of my mouth, jonaj!! Yes, if I start thinking about calves and lambs or cute little piglets . . . I am done. Some days I can't even do eggs for thinking about chickens and yet I know they are not fertilised eggs. *softie*
Not wanting to eat eggs because of the chickens actually makes sense, Rice. Though the eggs are unfertilised, in commercial egg farms they kill the male baby chicks by throwing them live into a grinder. Seriously. So buying the eggs supports that system. I only eat eggs from my own backyard chooks, which not everybody can do, and even that's not perfect because the place we bought them from presumably kills the roosters. When we eat animal products animals die.
Jennifer, by the sound of your comment, you seem you'd prefer not to eat anything at all, due to its' provenance.
Where'd you get taught such 'out of left field' food ideology'?
It's strange, to say the least, & it must cause you much angst, although you'd never admit it, I bet.
Nope, I prefer not to eat most animal products (I eat honey, because I don't particularly care about bees) for ethical and health reasons. That's actually a pretty common idea, hence the reason there are many vegans in the world, and thankfully now restaurants that cater to them. That doesn't mean not eating anything at all. I love food, and have plenty of plant based favourites. In particular, if you are interested, cupcakes, chocolate fudge and cashew mac and "cheese" spring to mind. I'm surprised you find it surprising. You must have a fairly conservative social circle.
Hi Rice.......am curious about your above comment, don't understand meaning, please explain!
I DO know how you must've felt tho. With BOTH my First Trimesters', even tho no morning sickness, I could NOT look, touch, smell, let alone EAT red meat. My stomach literally churned at any of those senses. It was a weird time for me, as I normally just LOVE my meat! Needless to say, I cooked, & ate much Chicken, Fish, & other seafood, & drank 'Maison'!
No I don't like it blue either but I cannot bear going to a barbecue where when all the meat is cooked and kept til it can be dished out to the guests and all the meat is "overcooked". Dreadful Australian trait.
I'm on the right track now, donjo . . . it's the smell of the butcher's shop that I can't stand. It doesn't seem to be meat per se. I think it is the combined smell of meat, bleach, metal and fat. The particular one the other day was awful as it was huge and had the entry at one end and the exit waaaaay up the other end. This meant that when I walked in and realised I couldn't stay there I had to bolt through the whole place to get out. The fresh air was fabulous.
Oh! fran, with a big BBQ grill plate, one steak at a time, being cooked, to suit an individual, just isn't going to happen! Waste of 'fire' or 'gas' energy, too! If you want it rare, eg, ask the cook, & he'll do it for you, along with the other meats, giving yours to you earlier! This I've always done, & never had a problem..
And I wouldn't call it 'an Australian trait' at all! Generalisation, somewhat!
Jennifer, eating some raw meat occasionally, won't kill you!
One way to get Iron, & other 'goodies' into your system.
I wouldn't eat the above 'recipe', as it just doesn't appeal to me, but a small amount of raw, freshly minced Topside Steak, or portion of a fresh slice of Rump, Rib Fillet, Veal steak, can be good for you. After all, ancient humans' ate raw meat, unti 'fire' came along!
But, of course, Pork is NEVER to be eaten 'raw', or even 'pink', when cooked.
And the old rule of 'moderation' comes into play, & this action would be something apportioned to 'less than moderation', for me, if indulging.
I usually use fillet steak for steak tartare -it is the nicest, and I do not understand how you can all say yuk when you have not even tasted it! There is nothing wrong with eating it as I have till I stopped eating red meat all my life!
I'm sure it wouldn't kill me, but it would definitely make me sick since I have trouble digesting meat (aside from the fact that I don't want to eat it since I'm vegetarian). That ancient humans did something doesn't mean it was a good idea. They also slept in caves, didn't have soap and died young. As for goodies, there are plenty of ways to get good bacteria into your system, no need to risk intestinal parasites for no good reason.
Ah, I missed that you mentioned iron. Meat doesn't have to be raw to be a source of iron, but that doesn't matter to me anyway, since my iron doesn't come from meat. There are tonnes of vegetarian sources of iron.
I totally agree with you donjo. It is ridiculous. But of course if we could vote more, that would mean more money out of 'their' pockets - and goodness knows we are already being hard done by with the site being broken and all.
Love it. Even when sent to buy mince steak from the butcher when I was a child, could not leave it alone til I arrived home….at least 1/4 of it was gone.
My mother always thought that it was a sign that I was anaemic. Don't know.
Yes Donjo, I used to give the fresh bread a really good serve too. What with the mince meat, the fresh bread, it was a wonder my mother had anything left to give to the rest of the family. I also knew a family (10 children) and when they were to have sausages for dinner, a lot of the time those sausages were almost gone before they ever hit the pan. Ah ! memories.
My husband is European so he's eaten it many times but me being Aussie was brought up being told eating raw or underdone meat will give you worms and that's always in the back of my mind when I see it on a menu.
No, I have never tried it, although I do (wrongly) enjoy bacon before it hits the pan. Red meat must be dead, black and crunchy before I can eat it. But looking raw-treated-red meat and or fish is just not for me.
Considering I have eaten a lot of I don't know what in Asia, including some animals most people cringe about, I prob should try it.