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May 28th is National Brisket Day #MemorialDay

Posted on May 28, 2018

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Happy National Brisket Day!

Here are today’s five food finds about Brisket:

 

  • Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.

 

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  • The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts.

 

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  • The brisket muscles include the superficial and deep pectorals.

 

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  • As cattle do not have collar bones, these muscles support about 60% of the body weight of standing/moving cattle.

 

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  • This requires a significant amount of connective tissue, so the resulting meat must be cooked correctly to tenderize the connective tissue.
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Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1892 The Sierra Club is formed in San Francisco for nature conservation.

1897 Jell-O was introduced.

1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist, was born in Linden, Texas.

1944 Gladys Knight was born. (Gladys Knight & the Pips) A ‘Pip’ is the small seed of a fruit, like those in an apple.

1999 After 22 years of controversial restoration, Leonardo de Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ is returned to public display.

2003 The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery. Cloned horses are currently banned from racing.

May 28th is National Brisket Day!

Posted on May 28, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five food finds about Brisket:

 

  • Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.

 

480px-friend27s_bbq_tasting_party_with_the_star_of_the_show-_franklin_bbq_brisket-_tastes_best_without_sauce_or_with_rudy27s_bbq_sauce_imho-_281650095009029

 

  • The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts.

 

6881392197_5ac31b7356_b

 

  • The brisket muscles include the superficial and deep pectorals.

 

2165359303_0e06b64461_b

 

  • As cattle do not have collar bones, these muscles support about 60% of the body weight of standing/moving cattle.

 

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  • This requires a significant amount of connective tissue, so the resulting meat must be cooked correctly to tenderize the connective tissue.
6251683688_1137566bc4_b

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1892 The Sierra Club is formed in San Francisco for nature conservation.

1897 Jell-O was introduced.

1910 T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist, was born in Linden, Texas.

1944 Gladys Knight was born. (Gladys Knight & the Pips) A ‘Pip’ is the small seed of a fruit, like those in an apple.

1999 After 22 years of controversial restoration, Leonardo de Vinci’s masterpiece ‘The Last Supper’ is returned to public display.

2003 The first cloned horse was born in a natural delivery. Cloned horses are currently banned from racing.

Brisket

Posted on May 10, 2010

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest. While all meat animals have a brisket, the term is most often used to describe beef and sometimes veal. The beef brisket is one of the eight beef primal cuts. According to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition, the term derives from the Middle English “brusket” which comes from the earlier Old Norse “brjósk”, meaning cartilage. The cut overlies the sternum, ribs and connecting costal cartilages. Cows lie on this enlarged part of the sternum which carries about 60% of the body weight. In the U.S., the whole brisket has the meat-cutting classification NAMP 120. The brisket is made up of two separate muscles (pectoralis major and pectoralis…

  

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