|Box of yum.|
Delicious, beautiful swoon-worthy beef. And so much of it! To be more precise, about one eighth of a cow from 3 Sisters Beef on Whidbey Island, our share of a whole-cow purchase organized by our friends Joe and Venessa.
|So much yum.|
Given all of these palate-clouding concerns, I never really developed a taste for beef, much to the chagrin of my meat-loving husband. Lucky for him, that changed completely when I tried some 3 Sisters beef. It is one of the most delicious foods I've ever eaten. This is probably due to the fact that 3 Sisters cows lead the happiest cow life possible, spending their days grazing in an idyllic setting with views of the Sound, building up natural flavors from the grass they eat. It is also due to the fact that 3 Sisters beef is dry aged for a minimum of 2 weeks before packaging (dry aging is a magical scientific process that makes beef unbelievably delicious). It's also probably due to the fact that I don't have any guilt clouding my palate- I really feel good about supporting 3 Sisters' sustainable business practices.
|The hubby happily anticipating grilling season.|
(If you're interested in reading more about growing worldwide demand for meat and the associated environmental impacts, Mark Bittman paints a thorough picture in this 2008 NYT article).