Friday, July 13, 2012

Did you know? Hamburgers

Overheard during an apéro on Tuesday night:

          The wedding was lovely.  A good mix of people since the couple is mixed. The groom is American. 

          How was the reception?  What did they serve? 

          The wine was superb! And they served steak haché.  It was so good.  Melt in your mouth.  But, you know that every American took their hamburger back to the kitchen and had it cooked well done!  Shameful! And such a waste.  

What the Americans don't know:  French hamburger meat is literally made from a ground steak.  If you go to a butcher he will take out a beautifully cut steak and grind it in front of you.  It is also generally around 5% fat.

What the French don't know:   American hamburger is "made from the less tender and less popular cuts of beef." American hamburger contains up to 30% fat.   And apparently bacteria! (And possibly pink slime? maybe sanitized bacteria?)

But you know the French have no problem with bacteria

And seriously, Americans - you should really try some raw hamburger with raw egg yolk.  

Steak Tartare with egg yolk served in its shell, tarragon, capers, pickles, parsley, chives and shallots

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