The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture. In The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin tackles the status quo head-on. He draws a sharp contrast between conventional farming wisdom and the alternative path…… Continue reading The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test

Tenderness is critical to the meat-eating experience. Nobody enjoys sinking their teeth into a tough steak. A tried-and-true method of testing beef tenderness is the plain old taste test. These days, however, there are ways to objectively measure the precise tenderness of a cut of beef. The Warner-Bratzler Shear Force Test The Warner-Bratzler shear force…… Continue reading Beef Tenderness and the Shear Force Test