What’s at Steak
Every now and then modern life just pisses me off. Case in point, the modern definition of steak. Now I know that the dictionary says;
high-quality beef taken from the hindquarters of the animal, typically cut into thick slices that are cooked by broiling or frying : he liked his steak rare.
I could disagree with this portrayal of a steak. To me a steak is a tender cut of beef (non-locomotive), grilled to perfection and served medium-rare.
But, it seems, every time a TV commercial for a fast food restaurant comes on the air, it’s mentioning that they now offer “steak” in their already poorly prepared dishes. W have tacos with shaved beef and cheese whiz, breakfast burritos with shaved beef and egg product, and then sub sandwiches with shaved beef and processed cheese.
Incase you’re not familiar with shaved beef it’s best known as the steak on a Philly Cheese Steak. Our parents knew it from the military, a sandwich made with white bread, canned beef gravy and shaved beef, they called it “Shit on a Shingle”, maybe they were just a little more honest.
Here’s my beef, (get it?) as with all things in this modern age, the old way of doing and making things gets thinner, tighter, mass produced, and soon the average American starts to call steak what our parents called shit!