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I mentioned eating whale/dolphin to a friend and she was horrified, mostly because of the "fact" that they're dying out.

Hmm...  ( via )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minke_whale - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_White-sided_Dolphin - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risso%27s_dolphin - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantropical_Spotted_Dolphin - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_dolphin - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottlenose_dolphins - Conservation status: LEAST CONCERN


And then you get to tuna, which I eat several times a week:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bluefin_tuna - Conservation status: Critically Endangered

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And then you get to tuna, which I eat several times a week:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_bluefin_tuna - Conservation status: Critically Endangered

:scratchchin:

Didn't know it was so bad but not in the least surprised after what I saw at the Tokyo fish markets a few years back. These were taken later in the morning after most of the auctions were done. This goes on daily.





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Ok, just saw Bear Grylls drink blood straight from the jugular of a deer, then eat some of it's still beating heart.

I feel like a pussy.

Image: Meat is bad / good for you...?





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http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/humans-evolved-when-we-started-cooking-our-steak/story-fn5fsgyc-1226189982696#ixzz1dBCPJ46q

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Humans evolved when we started cooking our steak, Harvard scientists say

    * Cooked meat, vegetables provide body with more energy
    * Led humans to become smarter, stronger - researchers
    * Two million yers ago humans ate all food raw

HEATING food advanced human evolution because cooked meat and vegetables provide the body with more energy than raw food, US scientists said today.


Researchers from Harvard University came to the conclusion after studying the diets of two groups of mice, one fed on raw meat and vegetables and the other on cooked.

They found that regardless of whether the rodents were fed meat or vegetables, the cooked variety delivered greater amounts of energy, leading to bigger, stronger mice.

Early humans suddenly evolved to have bigger brains and stronger bodies around two million years ago, and the researchers suggested that this change occurred because it was in this period that they learned how to control fire and started to cook.

Before this, all their food had been pounded and eaten raw.

Professor Richard Wrangham, from the university, said: "For the first time, we have a clear answer to the why cooking is so important cross-culturally and biologically - because it gives us increased energy, and life is all about energy."

The researchers, whose study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also called on changes to the current food labelling system, which does not take into account that the way food is prepared affects its nutritional value.

"All the effort we put into cooking food and presenting it - mashing it up, or cutting it, or slicing or pounding it - we don't understand what effect that has on the energy we extract from food, and energy is the primary reason we eat in the first place," Dr Rachel Carmody, lead author, said.



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OK – I have been told by a fairly high ranking Chef that it is an Insult to them to ask for a “Blue” Steak.

In fact this guy says that in “Fine Dinning” restaurants you will most likely find that Steak is not offered on the Menu, they apparently leave it to the steak houses and Pubs to supply the “uncouth rogues” their raw dog meat! And these people who cook such things as steaks are no more than army cooks and shouldn’t be calling themselves Chefs.

Interesting outlook I thought……..



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OK – I have been told by a fairly high ranking Chef that it is an Insult to them to ask for a “Blue” Steak.

In fact this guy says that in “Fine Dinning” restaurants you will most likely find that Steak is not offered on the Menu, they apparently leave it to the steak houses and Pubs to supply the “uncouth rogues” their raw dog meat! And these people who cook such things as steaks are no more than army cooks and shouldn’t be calling themselves Chefs.

I went to...

New steakhouse coming to Hutt St! :headbang: :yummy:

A Hereford Beefstouw:

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/high-steak-business-completes-food-chain/story-e6frea83-1226125931418

...a few weeks ago, indeed they did not have blue as an option. (you have to fill out a little card to give to the meat waitress)

But not having steak on the menu?  Pfft.

As it turns out, I've pretty much gone backwards in my palate over the last couple years, I used to be into all the fancy schmancy rich dishes of all this weird exotic shit, but lately I've de-evolved into being happy with a slab of meat and a few bits of broccoli.

Went to a funky exotic restaurant last week and got a bunch of the fancy banquet dishes, absolutely delicious on the first couple bites of each dish, but I found myself kinda meh about it all overall.








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I went to...



My eldest has just scored an Apprentice Chef position with a fairly top Chef here in town. He has to do Salads for the first 12 months.   :D



Mind you, it's bloody good money. I don't think there are many other apprenticeships out there that pay anywhere near what this does for first year!!!   :eek:



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