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Tasteless meat...

10 March 2014, 12:16
Having grown up during a time, decades ago, when butchers sold well-"matured" meat - in other words, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry were allowed to attain maturity in a natural way, a cook never needed anything else except salt and pepper to bring out the full flavour of these meats.

However, since the establishment of this what I call "battery-breeding" where the birds and animals are still very young, their meats have non flavour whatsoever.

You could tell with your eyes closed what you were eating because of each specific flavour/taste, but today one could opt for any type of meat and the only real taste one gets is that of spices and herbs - no meaty taste whatsoever.  Or am I just being too fussy?

Perhaps is precisely because I learned from childhood - growing up on a farm where we did our own slaughtering - that I learned to appreciate the REAL taste of fully-matured meat?

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