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Episode 10 - Who's Got The MEAT?

Now we’re going to start working our way around the plate (remember Episode 8 - Balance Your Plate), beginning with proteins and in this case, animal proteins. So we’ll be giving you a rundown on everything in this episode except for poultry because it deserves an episode of its own.

In Episode 10, we are , once more, sharing probably way more than you ever wanted to know about all kinds of meat: beef, pork and lamb, mainly, but we’ll touch on their more exotic brethren, too. The cuts and why they’re fatty or muscular and the best way to cook them based on that. For instance, working parts of an animal require the longer braising or stewing times because you have to breakdown all that muscle. Makes sense, right?

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Episode 7 - Tools: The Big, The Small, The Essential

Cooking is, of course, about food but remember, there are also tools involved to make your life easier. We no longer have to cook over an open campfire, wash our food and equipment and dishes and ourselves for that matter in the nearby lake, or use our bare hands to tear food apart.

Primitive humans discovered (certainly by accident) that when food is cooked it is typically more flavorful so fire became a necessity. Washing and cutting came along somewhat later but also made it easier to eat.

Nowadays, we covet our tools whether big, small or somewhere in between but we are here to let you in on a little secret…stay basic and essential and you will be a happier cook. You honestly don’t need a gadget for every task. There are many tools, like knives, for instance, that can tackle many jobs.

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