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Steak

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by schmee, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. kcarlos

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    I subsist largely on steak, so firing up the weber all the time would get old. This is usually how I cook mine. Medium rare. Easy and delicious.
     
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  2. ChubbyFingers

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    I was a department manager for a French pipeline construction contractor for a year. In Paris. Well, Nanterre / La Defence, but close enough.

    35 hour maximum week, no overtime allowed, typically 6 weeks paid vacation plus about 15 or 16 public holidays a year, maternity leave, paternity leave, unlimited sick pay...

    US equivalent worked 40 hours a week plus overtime, got 3 weeks paid vacation or sick pay and 8 public holidays. Maternity pay not sure, back then it depended on employer. Paternity pay? You have got to be f'in joking!
     
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  3. Jakedog

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    Wife was at the grocery this morning. She came back with a pair of very nice porterhouse offerings. My son and I are the only meat eaters in the house, so they were all for us. I fired up the charcoal grill and ruined his, per his request. He likes them “medium”. Mine went on when his was almost done and was still mooing when I bit into it.

    My steak philosophy is that if the porch light gets left on, and the cow walks through the front yard, it’s cooked just right.
     
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    Umm, where did you find that info? I guess I wasn't included in the survey!
     
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    Oh man! I wish I could find a shop around here that sells dry-aged beef. I have paid $46/lb for a good ribeye largest ribeye I have cooked was over 17 lbs. I fed a lot of friends that night.And I also brought a 15 lb ribeye.I fed over 50 people at my workplace, Took me 3 days to prep it all.
     
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    Wow.It's nice to know others are educated too.:)
     
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    I read an newspaper report that a French citizen sued his employer over a vacation. He was sick during that week. He sued in court and won!
     
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    Now I know what's for dinner! Going to get a nice rib roast and smoke it tomorrow. Twice-baked spuds and some veggies.
     
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    I took 3 classes featuring a master butcher. It is his opinion that there are 3 meat ratings. Prime, Choice, and the other is road-kill.
     
  10. studio1087

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    I love steak. I just bought a new Weber gas grill for the condo.

    It’s weird that corn prices are very low right now but beef prices are high.

    Corn is beef.
     
  11. stxrus

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    Thai is beautiful and weird all at the same time
    I’m suddenly craving right now at 6:39am
     
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  12. ChubbyFingers

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    So do the math.

    French guy gets 30 days vacation plus 15 public holidays, plus say another week of sick days. That's ten weeks paid time off. The 42 weeks a year he does work he only works 35 hours a week. So that's 42 x 35 = 1520 hours work a year.

    Now take the average American. To keep the math easy let's say he gets a generous (by American standards) 3 weeks paid vacation, 8 public holidays and 2 swing days, e.g. for when holidays fall on a Thursday and the boss decides not to open on the Friday. Note the typical American doesn't get paid sick time. So the American gets a total of five weeks paid time off and works 47 x 40 hour weeks. That's 1,880 hours a year, about 20% more than the French guy.
     
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    It's been the principle for a long time that if you fall sick on vacation you get extra time off in lieu, but in the UK you usually needed a doctor's note to verify you were sick.
     
  14. ChubbyFingers

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    BTW Norwegian offshore oil workers went to court and won the right to watch adult movies while at work! Watching people "on the job" while on the job!
     
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    Cool story. National Enquirer?


    He wouldn't need to sue. EU law allows leave days to be retaken if you're ill during them.

    https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/employees-sick-while-on-annual-leave-can-retake-time-off/

    The company I work for has always allowed leave days to be retaken if illness occurs, on production of a medical certificate.
     
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    Neighbors and I bought 2 steers from local 4H kids. Last night we had a family birthday celebration and broke-in a new grill with 3 t-bones (1 1/2" thick) and a London broil.
     
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    As coluche would say, these days there are not so many jobs, i would rather leave those to people who enjoy working.
     
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    No offence chaps, but much of the steak I've eaten in the US (and only in restaurants) has been of the tasteless, corn fed variety.

    I assume the good stuff you're talking about is grass fed beef from proper butchers/farmers?
     
  19. LutherBurger

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    OK, we've heard from the steak snob. Now, where's that vegan?
     
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  20. ChubbyFingers

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    There's a heck of a difference between some washed out, frozen, thawed, refrozen, rethawed "steak" (usually cow meat) you get in a Denny's or a chain restaurant and one you get from a half decent steakhouse. When you get up to the point where the steak costs more than $50 you're really into the high end stuff. At one place I asked the waiter "this wagyu stuff from Japan, does the steer come on its own private Learjet or something?"

    Anyway. "Have you been to a Harvester before?"
     
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