[LMB] Sorry, Cordelia! Here, have a real steak.

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Wed Sep 29 04:07:02 BST 2021

We were given some Beyond Meat "Beyond Sausage - mild Italian" plant-based 
links, and tried them out tonight. The taste was very close to Italian 
sausage, and the texture was not too far from meaty. Not greasy enough, 
but others may consider that an advantage. My SO really liked them; I 
thought they were OK and better than other non-meat products I'd had.

We pan-fried them which tended to stick; I think they might have been 
better grilled.


On Tue, 28 Sep 2021, Raymond Collins wrote:

> I've had the Impossible Whopper which uses plant based protein and
> flavoured and textured to taste and feel like beef. Actually it tasted
> pretty much like beef and  I quite enjoyed. I don't know if it will replace
> the real animals but it's a bit more climate friendly.
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2021, 6:34 AM James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu>
> wrote:
>> Lois Herself wrote:-
>> > Plunkins.? Which contain protein/the compete list of necessary
>> > amino acids, all the critical vitamins including C, and for a bonus,
>> > fiber. Perfect food bars. And bioengineered, with the WGW
>> > magic-science way back when before the fall of that civilization.
>> > Complete-protein plants would do the job, if they could be made
>> > palatable and not boring.
>> Jason Long wrote:-
>> > The real problem appears to be that meat cells require pharma-grade
>> > precursors and technology to produce and the processes are vastly
>> > different and more complex than making vaccines.
>> There are a lot of medical/biological procedures which were originally
>> done as expensive and complex in-patient/in-laboratory operations and
>> are now safely and cheaply done in the surgery or even in the home.
>> Lois's plunkins probably cost a helluva lot to develop but now need
>> merely to be planted (and have their ground tweaked) and then grow.
>> If the civilization had not fallen what's the odds that a range of
>> tastier plunkins, with many textures, might have been developed?
>> Once you know something can be done, doing it cheaper and better is
>> usually a matter of time (and demand - people will go to a lot of
>> trouble to produce something that everyone needs, less so if only
>> a few people will ever be interested).
>> James - who does not insist on "meat" from an animal, but does demand
>> the best possible flavour, texture, nourishment and price.
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Alayne McGregor
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