Thursday, August 19, 2010

Long trip, low price

Beef Cuts - Where They Come FromImage via Wikipedia

All-natural Australian beef is on sale again at ShopRite Supermarkets, and this time, it's boneless rib-eye steaks for $4.99 a pound or $3.99 with a store card. 

The beef, sold under the Nature's Reserve label, is described in the flier as free range and grass fed, but there is a limit of 5 pounds. The sale runs through Saturday (Aug. 21). 

Conventionally raised U.S. beef rib steak costs more, even on sale ($5.99 and $6.99 with the Price Plus Card).

Naturally raised Australian beef and lamb can be raised for less and sold here for less, even when factoring in transportation costs. Too bad we don't see Australian pork here. Pork reportedly is raised with more antibiotics than other animals. 

ShopRite sells Certified Angus Beef rib steak, which is raised with antibiotics and growth hormones, but not Certified Angus Beef Natural, which is raised without them. 

Nail-biting Chef Bobby Flay uses the former line of beef in the hamburgers he sells at his so-called palace in Paramus.  I guess his profits come before his customers.
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  1. Love the Bobby Flay reference for a bit of humor.

  2. Can't resist taking shots at him. I was revolted one day watching him cook on TV when I noticed during a close-up his nails had been bitten all the way down. Imagine, biting your nails and then preparing a meal. Disgusting. And then Elisa Ung did a huge story on him when the burger place was set to open, praising the "chef's quality" ingredients. What a joke.

  3. On his non-sense Throwdown show a week or two ago he competed against a guy who specialized in hot dogs and the fool Flay actually put mole sauce (Mexican sauce of complex flavors including chilis and chocolate) on the hot dog. The man thinks he is this guru of Southwest/Mexican cooking, only he didn't realize that mole is speficially for poultry, particularly turkey and chicken.

  4. That's right. It's never served with beef, and using it on a hot dog doesn't make sense.

  5. Flay himself is a turkey.


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