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Noted in Passing: Plant-based beef and plant-fed bugs? I’ll pass.

Hey, smoke ’em if you got ’em.

Dedicated to the Sailor

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  • ghostsniper July 16, 2022, 8:18 AM

    Our son brought his vegan “gurlfren” by one time for a cookout and she brought 2 of those plant based burger patties. This was more than 10 years ago. Looked contrived right out of the wrapper. Looked a little better after it was grilled. She cut me off a little nibble cause I was curious as to how it tasted. It had no taste. Texture was OK, but absolutely no flavor at all. I suppose there was a certain “smokyness” to it but there was no meat flavor. Maybe if I had eaten more of it there would have been more flavor?

    Our son has been married to a woman that is a meat eater like he is for the past 10 years (last April). When he first brought her to our house when they were dating she brought a bag of groceries and went in and took over our kitchen and in a couple hours had prepared all of us a lovely Beef Wellington which I had never even heard of before. It was superlative.

    The vegan folks think they are doing someone a favor by not eating animals and claim they don’t want to have any part in the harming of animals. That’s a noble gesture and I can concur to a certain degree but their premise is flawed in that by eating commercially grown vegetables and fruits they are, by their own premise, guilty of harming animals becuase thousands animals live in the farmlands and are killed or maimed my farming machines. Make sure you point that out to them the next time you encounter one of these frauds. BTW, if they made it illegal to tell other people you are a vegetarian there would be no vegetarians at all. Roll that around for a bit.

    • KCK July 16, 2022, 9:39 AM

      Awesome tale. Love it.

      A comedian one time: “Vegetarians will go into a restaurant, and ask, ‘is there any meat in this water? because I don’t EAT MEAT.’ Two things I recommend to the vegetarians: don’t eat any meat, and shut the FUCK UP!”

    • jiminalaska July 16, 2022, 10:52 AM

      Read on the web today; “Vegans outlive meat eaters by nine years. Nine miserable, tortured, baconless years.”

  • Claus Blofeld July 16, 2022, 8:36 AM

    You vill eet zee bugz in zee podz after WWIII burns it all down better.
    Our gaslight media vill make you love living in hell.

  • Jack July 16, 2022, 8:50 AM

    No offense to the Asian peeps and no apologies either. When you have that many people to manage you can get away with feeding them anything. Boil it in hot oil or cover it with a sweet and sour concoction and watch them bolt it down like starving wolves.

  • Denny July 16, 2022, 8:53 AM

    I still much prefer bug fed plants and plant fed beef, all joyfully shared with
    Gospel fed human beings.

  • Tom Hyland July 16, 2022, 9:22 AM

    I did a lot of painting for Don Imus, making his compound in Ribera look like an old town from the Wild West. Don’s life was probably extended when he married the organic Deirdre and everything in their kitchen was composed of tofu, veggies, lactate & gluten free, no seasonings fare. They invited me to partake in a serving of a peculiar thing called “Tofurky” which was a glob of gelatinous mystery compound and Deirdre proclaiming “it’s the real thing!” Don and brother Fred would wink but with a look like… “say nothing… got it?” The brothers Imus would hit Santa Fe and snarf down green chile cheeseburgers before any other business was conducted. Fun guys, but Don’s wife was rather tedious.

  • Callmelennie July 16, 2022, 9:26 AM

    Bedouin Arabs in the Arabian peninsula basically lived on a diet of camels milk and dates, and every once in a while, Allah, in his infinite mercy would send hordes of locusts their way, which would they would turn into a bounty of protein (seriously)

    You’d think that, after a few generations, the Bedouins would reflect as to why they would choose to live in an area so desolate that they would rejoice at the sight of a cloud of locusts, but I digress … Apparently, their boon companions in Islam, the Iranians, were so impressed at the rugged adaptibility of their co-religionists that they crafted this haiku like tribute (done in metered verse)

    A dog in Isfahan sips water from his bowl
    Meanwhile, out in the desert
    The Arabs are eating their locusts

  • jwm July 16, 2022, 9:27 AM

    The Korean food all looks great in the video. It looks great on the platter in a Korean restaurant. I’ve been out for Korean food exactly twice. Should have learned my lesson the first time. It doesn’t taste very good at all.


    • ThisIsNotNutella July 16, 2022, 4:14 PM

      It’s not all that bad. The problem is that you’ll fart and sweat kimchi and garlic for days after.

      To enjoy Korean Food, you need to be stuck indoors with your house buried under 6 feet of snow, an interminable drama about wartime Japanese atrocities running on the TV, being shouted at by your live-in mother and nursing a broken wrist from beating your wife (who you were trying to stop from beating you and who doesn’t look anything like those K-Pop singers either). Plus you need to be shitfaced on Soju. Then it’s bliss!

      Kind of like Indian food (except I wouldn’t insult the Koreans by drawing too close a parallel) in that every now and then one develops a craving, goes out to satisfy it, and then invariably asks oneself ‘Now why did I go do THAT again?’

      It’s well-matched cuisine for an extreme people living in an extreme climate (either too hot or too cold, rarely Just Right).

  • KCK July 16, 2022, 9:41 AM

    I tell my kids that before Biden is through with them, they’ll be eating rocks and dirt, and be happy to do so.

  • jiminalaska July 16, 2022, 11:06 AM

    I’ve eaten bugs. I’ve eaten whale blubber. I’ve eaten raw frozen horse liver. I’ve probably eaten dog (Islands in the south Pacific, you never ever ask what’s in the pot.). I probably will again rather than be rude to my hosts.

    However beef, moose, pork or caribou, my proteins of choice.

  • Tom Hyland July 16, 2022, 11:11 AM

    Here’s about 8 minutes of putridness starring television celebrities pretending the bugs are delicious. https://odysee.com/@JWild:6/Good-Morning-Clown-World-Vol-54:7

  • Snakepit Kansas July 16, 2022, 12:09 PM

    Ironically, a plant based diet means all kinds of horrid flatulence. Just out of college and broke as it gets, I bought some MEGA hamburger patties. They had to have been half soy bean. Gave me noxious gas for hours and the burgers tasted like shit. Hell, the dog wouldn’t even eat them. Ever fart so hard you just know you punched a hole in the ozone? These vegan folks do it all day long. There is your global warming root cause.

  • Freddo July 16, 2022, 12:15 PM

    Beef is recycled grass; cannot get much eco-friendly than that. In the interest of saving the planet accept no substitute.

    Had a discussion with friends today, and we all agreed that covid was invented to remove your sense of smell and taste, so people would be happy eating tofu. (Fat chance, even the texture of tofu is horrible.)

  • Dirk July 16, 2022, 10:20 PM

    One on my sisters in law is. Vegan, few months back, I happen to be behind her in the kitchen when she rips a grade A classic fart, I mean it stunk worse then when my dog cuts the cheese!

    Anyway I said to no one I particular “ nice one, that’s some hang time”.

    Gale looks at me, says whatttttt, I slipped, it was an accident.

    And I said, someone better get you to the Emergency Room, ain’t no cork big enough around here to plug that blow hole.

    And now Im a no good son of a bitch.

    Apparently we are not talking now. A blessing!

    • ghostsniper July 17, 2022, 2:39 PM

      She sassed ya, you told her to blow it out her ass, and she did.
      As long as she didn’t emit high pressure Hershey squirts, what’s the prob?