Biltong originated in South Africa where it was a food of choice on long journeys for indigenous people as well as later settlers: it was shelf (or saddlebag) stable, lightweight, and didn’t need any preparation to be enjoyed.
It’s terrific because labels bearing claims such as “all-natural” must receive approval from the USDA before they enter commerce.
So with all seriousness, thank you, Iowa pig farmers, for your tireless devotion to your herds. Thank you for raising your animals with care and respect. Without properly raised animals, high-quality meats enjoyed the world-over could not be attained.
Without the help of proteins and starches found in binders and extenders, a ball of ground meat will be a dry, crumbly mess.
This past weekend, sub-zero temperatures settled in after a blizzard dumped about eight inches of snow in our neighborhood. Since escaping to Rio wasn’t really an option, our household turned to the next best thing to chase away the wintry blues: a slow cooker fully of meat, spicy, tomato-y chili. My mother-in-law’s recipe calls forContinue reading “Cookin’ up Some Chili with a Side of Safety”