Mark Schatzker Seeks Out The World’s Perfect Steak

Filed under: Podcast — @ September 16, 2010

In Episode 402 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we welcome Toronto-based Slate journalist Mark Schatzker who has written a fabulous book about a healthy low-carb delicacy called Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef. Whether you are a connoisseur of steaks or a beef-eating novice, you’re gonna learn so much from what is shared in this book and interview. Listen to Mark share about his personal love for beef and his disappointment in the “mediocre” steaks he was consuming, how his career as a travel and food journalist helped him find the perfect steak, what’s wrong with most steaks that people are consuming, the problem of grain-fed beef, why inexpensive steaks aren’t necessarily a good thing, how we can get people to want the better quality of beef, the influx of grass-fed beef in conventional grocery stores, why all grass-fed beef is not necessarily good, the parts of the cow that are not as popular but are delicious like the tongue (where it is hugely popular in Japan), the benefits of the various cuts of beef, why cows are supposed to be eating grass to create the protein and fat in beef, why you should never marinate a strip or flank steak, which is his favorite steak and why, his online resource for finding the good steaks vs. the not-so-good steaks, why restaurants aren’t necessarily serving the best steaks, how people would find the ranches and farms selling these quality cuts of beef, the most exotic places he visited in his research for his book to find the best steaks, whether grain can play any role in the process of raising cattle, what his thoughts are on promoting grass-fed beef and the alleged lack of pasture land for the cows, why people are more apt to “settle” for inferior cuts of beef, and his future plans for future projects.

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