Friday, 6 November 2015

Steve's pink balls steal the show

Fun fact:  If you say you don't like something CW has made, he'll declare "THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE" and then he'll rant for a while about your poor upbringing.   His blue cheese on steak was repulsive - to me at least - so I guess my parents were horrible.

Meanwhile Mathieu (the new guy) impressed us once again with his baked egg-omelette thing loaded with bacon.  It was really good.

The other new guy - Greg - arrived late, with a salad which he did not share.

Steve decided to mix a white and a red sauce for his balls - turned them pink.  They were good, but sort of off-putting.

Someone (Jesus?) brought a layered dip and some corn chips - that was popular.

Some nice (cheeseless) beef options, including some left over roast beef from Tom.

JH's grilled naan and halloum was well received as always.

Someone brought apple pie.  Pie is a very difficult thing at Meat Thursday... no plates or forks are available.  The pie looked good, but I didn't have any.

Vaz brought his mom's pork thing with a white sauce of some kind.  People seemed to like it.  I meant to try it but I got full.  Mostly I was eating cubes of cheddar that I assume Dan brought.

That's all.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Oh, yeah - Meat Thursday has a website. Also, we're all getting bum cancer.

Sorry about the brief three year delay with updates here.  We're getting back on the horse - and we will be keeping you up to date.

Last week the WHO made a big splash by putting meat in the same category as asbestos and tobacco among carcinogens. The report was the result of a systematic review. This is a process where the authors compile data from several studies to see a "big picture". Generally this process works to eliminate the weird results and highlight common results across studies.

The media jumped all over this - and didn't really bother to read the details. Lots of grossly irresponsible reporting - which is sadly becoming the norm these days as content is more valued for its "clicks and views" than its quality.

The WHO was careful to point out that while processed meat and asbestos share a cancer risk classification, it does NOT mean that they are all equally dangerous. These categories are about the strength of the evidence linking a risk factor to cancer - they don't relate to risk severity.

I encourage you to read the WHO's answers to frequently asked questions about their recent findings. They've actually done a nice job at communications here - it's a shame so many people in the mainstream media didn't take advantage of the information they made available.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Quiet mid-July Meating - with cake!

We're really busy and I haven't been updating the MeatThursday site much (sorry).

I promised to get this picture posted.  Our newest guy, Rob brought in this Heineken cupcake mosaic that he made all by himself.  He swears nobody helped him. 

Pretty slick!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Vegetable Wednesdays?

Vegetables?  What?
Today we experimented with a new concept  - Vegetable Wednesdays. 

Together with Fruit Mondays, Vegetable Wednesdays serve to offset the near certain health hazards of eating vast quantities of meat on a Thursday morning. 

Given that veggies can be boring (for the record, meat cannot be boring), our formally trained chef (he's got his papers!) Rick was in charge of preparing the spread.  He did a great job. 

Rick set up a DIY fresh springroll station with rice papers and everything.  Really slick. 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The perfect meat day.

Almost 100% meat.

To celebrate the huge game 4 win by the Ottawa Senators over the hapless NY Rangers, we have a huge spread including steak (I brought it, so it gets first mention), Steve's balls, sausage, back-bacon, roasted potatoes, naan and cheese, curds, shrimp, mock (that's code for fake) crab, some sort of pork roast that CW was proud of but wasn't really good, melon, olives stuffed with garlic, bacon dippers, smoked polish sausage, pork chops, some pepperoni sticks that were protected by a force field of plastic, and an unpleasant peppercorn sauce that was intended for the steak. 

I've uploaded the latest pictures to the slide show.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Japanese Visitor for Meat

Today's big excitement included real AAA steaks that I somehow managed to cook properly (I usually mess it up).  They were mind blowing.  Juicy, tender, and gone in 60 seconds.  Also, thanks to an unusual late March heat wave, we had our earliest outdoor Meat Thursday ever!

Japanese guest for meat thursdayI forgot the camera and didn't feel like walking all the way to the front of the building to get it, so John captured some shots with his iPhone. 

As you know, you can't take nice pictures with an iPhone (okay, John can't).  So the shots aren't very useful.  I have however managed to crop out our guest from Japan who was onsite for some training and got to share in the carnivorous delights of a Thursday morning at LightMachinery.

Other features from today's table:
- Steve's balls
- Tender pork ribs from Jesus
- White cheese curds (very nice)
- TimBits
- Brie and Naan
- Various cylindricals (sausage)
- Tostitos and salsa
- Pickled peppers stuffed with prosciutto

Can't wait until next week!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tourtiere, or Meat Pie. It's Meat (good) in a Pie (also good)

It's a Canadian classic.  meat pie!  We're really happy to have it featured on My Drunk Kitchen.