Beef Is Mighty Expensive, That's For Sure

Hamilton Nolan · 01/30/12 02:02PM

Beef: It's What's For Dinner—Provided You Can Afford Its Record Price These Days. That is the slogan that Big Beef doesn't want you hearing. But facts are facts, folks: "Retail beef prices, now near record levels, will likely rise 4% to 5% this year following a 10% increase in 2011."

Survivor's Meat-Hoarding Mouth Challenge Is Disgusting

Maureen O'Connor · 10/13/11 02:53PM

Reality television has folded in on itself so many times, parody versions are barely distinguishable from the real thing. Case in point: The contestants of Survivor with their hands tied behind their backs, tearing at pig carcasses with their mouths. With their gaping maws full of animal flesh, they race to a pair of bins to spit the meat out. They are judged by the amount of meat they hoarded.

Vegetarians Tricked Into Dating Meat Eaters

Hamilton Nolan · 09/30/11 08:24AM

British website Veggiedates makes it clear right in its tagline: "Find your veggie dates." Sounds hot! Until you find out that the site was actually full of grease-hungry meat-scarfing savages. Sounds not!

T. Rex's Newly Discovered Cousin Not Yet Terrorizing Manhattan

Seth Abramovitch · 03/31/11 10:41PM

It turns out Tyrannosaurus rex, the big, dumb badass of the Cretaceous Period, had a shorter cousin. Palaeontologists have identified the skull and jaw bones of a newly discovered breed they're calling Zhuchengtyrannus magnus—which is Latin for "Tyrant from Zhucheng," the Chinese province where the fossils were found.

Beef Ranchers Find New and Improved Ways to Ruin Animals' Lives

Hamilton Nolan · 03/07/11 05:32PM

Patriotic American beef is under attack! I mean, not the cows. The cows are actually happy about it. Per capita beef consumption in the U.S. has fallen by a third in the past 35 years. So the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is training ranchers and other assorted beef-friendly carnivores to fight back using the tools of public relations.

Food Writer Ate Bear and Liked It

Maureen O'Connor · 11/29/10 05:41PM

Though bears "look disturbingly like people when skinned," their meat resembles "the darkest part of a high-quality pork shoulder," reports Hank Shaw. He made Siberian bear dumplings and found them pleasingly juicy, much like a Tibetan yak meat momo. [Atlantic]

Butchers Lament Poor-Quality Meat in Gaga's Dress

Maureen O'Connor · 09/14/10 10:07AM

"Her bodice looks like the outside of the rib. Over the shoulder looks like it does come from a shoulder. There are no expensive cuts here, no real steaks. The best you've got is the flank steak on her head."