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Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:33 am

Just saw this article on Slate. I thought it was interesting from a couple of angles. I don't use these sorts of products, but if one came along that really didn't differ much from the real thing and was cheaper, then maybe I'd start thinking about it. The other interesting aspect of the article was the company that's producing this stuff. They're pretty ambitious.

Thought I'd post it and see what everyone here thinks about these products in general and the one described in this article in particular.

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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Carl Eppig » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:50 am

Never heard of them, but the product would have been handy during the couple of years True Love's doctor had her on a veggi diet.
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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Jenise » Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:43 pm

Sounds like something Robin would be interested in. He's been using some ersatz meats lately. I'm still weird on the whole idea of eating pretend meats, that is if by choice (leaving out situations like Mrs. Eppig's) you don't eat meat.

Btw, the other day I saw fake crab in the supermarket's fish case labelled "Wild". I had a good laugh over that.
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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Dale Williams » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:13 pm

Damn Mike, you beat me to it.
I'd like to try this. I've never had a "fake meat" that didn't remind me more of "fake" than "meat." But there are a lot of ethical arguments that would make something that was really close desirable.
Jenise, I guess that's actually true re origins, as surinimi is usually pollock, cod, or hake , none of which are farmed. :)
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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Jenise » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:08 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Jenise, I guess that's actually true re origins, as surinimi is usually pollock, cod, or hake , none of which are farmed. :)


Oh sure, but I somehow don't picture it making a difference with the average surimi buyer!
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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Jeff Grossman/NYC » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:36 am

If you need a cheap vehicle for cocktail sauce, "wild" is no obstacle. 8)
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Re: Interesting article on a new fake meat

Postby Mike Filigenzi » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:53 pm

Along these lines, I was at a coffee shop-type restaurant with co-workers yesterday. The placemats advertised their specials for the month, all of which involved lobster, or "lobster*" as is was referred to on the placemat. The "*" referenced a tradename of some kind (can't remember it now), and a quick Google search showed that the stuff consists of lobster, several other fish types (haddock, shrimp, crab), carrageenan, and a couple of other minor chemistry items. One of our group had the lobster* salad and said it was quite tasty, but I didn't get a bite to try.

On the topic of fake meat in general, I rather like the idea. If someone can put together a version that's really good, I'll be willing to buy it.

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