I thought looooong and hard where to put this. I put it here because, if it tastes better, has a better color and a better texture - it's GOT to be
better for me - right!!?
Can I get a HELL YEAH!?
So, there is a running joke in my family that my hubby is just not a very good BBQer. He can fry the hell out of a turkey, he can cook the hell out of
some chili, he can do some rocking smash-burgers (BLESS YOU Kenji Lopez!) on the grill, he can even boil some crawfish - but when it comes to slow
cooking on the pit, just NO! Not chicken. Not steak. Not ribs or fish. None of it EVAH turns out good. I mean never, ever.
We have bought from Publix, Kroger, Ingles, Sprout, Fresh Market, Whole Foods. All absolute CRAP! With varying degrees of expense. Mostly over-paying.
We have a Weber grill and wanted to put the blame there, but we read those kinds of forums too and follow the directions to no avail.
TODAY we bought local, sourced in Georgia, where we live. IT WAS AMAZING! First off, there was the color. Me, my hubby and our teen all agreed we have
never seen THAT color before. But, having been burned for many years, we were still skeptical and jaded. We bowed down to Kenji on how to cook it,
because, well, he IS Kenji and he is always right. It was Food Lab being so damn right on everything else that made us question the meat itself. We
had followed his instructions on previous attempts and it wasn't good. So we rolled the dice. We took a chance on our LOCAL butcher. It was a safe
bet! It. Was. So. Damn. Good!
My question ATS is this - does anyone else have similar stories? What the hell are chain stores feeding us? I used to swear up and down by Publix but
now...I'm dubious. Has there been any official analysis of the stuff they peddle in chain stores?
I'm pretty worried, TBH. We don't eat a bunch of red meat but we do eat chicken and fish and they both seem to come with caveats. I'm simply disgusted
edit on 3/25/2017 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)