What is red meat

Health, environmental and ideological objections are regularly levelled against our evolutionary super-fuel, red meat. What once provided the energy and the nutrients for expanding our brain size, and for us to be us, is now vilified. So, if red meat is bad, how is it defined? For example, is it defined by its colour –

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Red Meat: Our carnivorous evolution

Meat, particularly red meat and its fat, is getting bad press, and the health police continue to attack it. Increasingly, plantarian-style diets are encouraged. We don’t hear about ‘meat and veg’ anymore (in my day that was healthy eating), we hear about ‘fruit and veg’ instead. The health, environmental and ideological accusations being levelled at

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Defrosting

Once-upon-a-time when I had a microwave, I mostly used it for defrosting meat. It is a quick, but not very satisfactory, method. The outside can cook a bit while the inside thaws (especially noticeable with chicken as I recall). Microwaves don’t penetrate more than about 1cm into the food, so defrosting relies on heat from

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