Why are there so many superstitions surrounding steak?

Why are there so many superstitions surrounding steak?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Probably because it's a prized cut and nobody wants to see it ruined.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Steak eaters are cringe

      Lmaooooo

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        cargo cult

        Normies are NPCs, that's all there is to it. Like everything else in life that has the potential to cause enjoyment, the normie approaches it with the superstition of a caveman attempting to decipher fire. It's a holy, sacred thing - you shouldn't look at it directly, and always bow your head when you speak its name. And like this anon says, normies latch onto things that are perceived highly and worship them uncritically. See: Any normie that worships chess as the pinnacle of strategy. If you criticize chess, they'll consider you a brainlet... even though, none of THEM play it. Same thing with steak. Normies can't cook, but they think that if they get performative upset about you doing something unorthodox to a steak, that makes them principled and educated chefs. It's monkey behavior.

        For people that aren't braindead though, it's a cut of meat. You can season it how you like, and cook it a million different ways. Contrary to how many people treat it as an ancient art form, it's actually really hard to frick up a steak beyond overcooking it. Whether you set it and leave it or flip it every minute or baste or whatever, the difference in the end product is minimal.

        Boomers

        >tradition is LE BAD!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's wierd. I eat fish costing more than steak regularly.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got any examples?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >don't salt before cooking
      >leave it out until it reaches room temperature
      >only flip it once
      >locking in juices
      >resting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >don't salt before cooking
        If you follow this there's no help for you

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My brother read somewhere that we need to rest the finished steak, and always forced us to stare at the steak for 10-15 minutes before eating.

        Always hated that

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >reverse search that image
          Thanks, now I can't eat lunch.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >reverse-search
            lol u /misc/tards are fricking obsessed....all if u are gonna die within the first 24h of the impending civil-war byw

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              meds, libshart.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            but can you eat dinner?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        those are recipes and techniques.

        a superstition would be if you cook a steak on a friday you mother will die.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nope, they are superstitions

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            no a superstition is a belief not based on anything other than bad logic.

            the belief that things that are unrelated effect each other.

            don't salt before cooking is a preference.

            leave it out at room temp is a preference

            only flip it once is a preference or technique

            locking in juices is a misunderstanding.

            resting is a technique/preference

            now here would be superstitions.

            don't salt before cooking or you will have bad luck.

            leave it out until room temp or your mother will die

            only flip once or the sun won't come up.

            never step on a crack to lock in the juices.

            rest your steak and you will come in to money.

            see the difference skippy?

            if not then you are dumb.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              nope, those are all superstitions

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/ncEkL2t.jpeg

        My brother read somewhere that we need to rest the finished steak, and always forced us to stare at the steak for 10-15 minutes before eating.

        Always hated that

        Resting is legit. What's your proof otherwise?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not an argument.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Who the frick says not to salt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          he said not to salt before cooking. Big difference. If you ever go to KBBQ and you get those beef slices, you salt the slices right after you get them to the doneness you want. It hits different.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't salting a short but non-negligible amount of time before cooking draw moisture to the outside of the steak, making it harder to get a nice crust?
          If you pat dry before cooking, apply immediately before, or apply via a brine then obviously it's a non-issue. But this type of circumstantial differences is exactly how we end up with these superstitions, don't we?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Don't salt before cooking
        Salt Brine is my fricking GOAT and I refuse to hear otherwise, I buy shitty cuts and it never fails to make that shit tender.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Brine literally means water+salt. You don't have to say "salt brine"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think he meant "dry brine"

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              salt brine is even worse. It's just fricking salting.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Dry brine is great it takes at least 4 hours for an average steak but if you can push it overnight even better

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/ncEkL2t.jpeg

        My brother read somewhere that we need to rest the finished steak, and always forced us to stare at the steak for 10-15 minutes before eating.

        Always hated that

        not superstitions.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They are.
          -t. broils steaks in my oven that you'd SWEAR was cooked outdoors on a grill like a real MANnnnnng

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hoe long do you broil it and on what rack?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Eh like 25-35 or so minutes on the middle rack. I use thick cuts.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you step on a steak it's 13 years of bad luck.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      holy shit I thought only our family had that superstition

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cargo cult

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Normies are NPCs, that's all there is to it. Like everything else in life that has the potential to cause enjoyment, the normie approaches it with the superstition of a caveman attempting to decipher fire. It's a holy, sacred thing - you shouldn't look at it directly, and always bow your head when you speak its name. And like this anon says, normies latch onto things that are perceived highly and worship them uncritically. See: Any normie that worships chess as the pinnacle of strategy. If you criticize chess, they'll consider you a brainlet... even though, none of THEM play it. Same thing with steak. Normies can't cook, but they think that if they get performative upset about you doing something unorthodox to a steak, that makes them principled and educated chefs. It's monkey behavior.

      For people that aren't braindead though, it's a cut of meat. You can season it how you like, and cook it a million different ways. Contrary to how many people treat it as an ancient art form, it's actually really hard to frick up a steak beyond overcooking it. Whether you set it and leave it or flip it every minute or baste or whatever, the difference in the end product is minimal.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are these 'Normies' in the room with us now?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idk but you should really try ketchup on it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Frick that.
      Not because it's ketchup on steak, but because steak's fricking boring, and I'd rather have a chunky beef, mushroom and pepper pot pie.

      With ketchup.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sometimes a steak is good but yeah i feel it's really overrated. there's a million other things i'd rather have on a special occasion than just a steak
        >fly in around birthday
        >stepdad makes steak for an impromptu birthday dinner, one i wasn't made aware of, and a cut i'm not fond of (sirloin i think?)
        it tasted like disappointment, i appreciate the thought but i can't stand well done steak. my mom makes a mean prime rib though

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Boomers

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am unaware of any superstitions.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because is a poo poo head easy thing to make so every moron has an opinion because every moron is capable of heating up a piece of meat.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I break all those rules and still cook steaks better than restaurants. Restaurants today cater to illegal immigrant that are used to bad food.
    And I broil them in my oven. Comes out perfectly.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because unprocessed beef is generally a bad chewy shitty meal unless prepared perfectly and various copes are required to like it as a dish

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does it really make a difference when they put those green sprigs of thyme or whatever in there?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not one bit, anon. Cooks and chefs like to add useless items now and then to keep suckers believing that they're "skilled".

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    **I "cheat" by slicing the steaks open halfway through cooking to see how much longer so as not to risk burning the steaks*

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's because steak is easy to cook well enough to be up to par with an average restaurant steak.
    People who don't know much about cooking hear several things they supposedly must do if they want their steak to be good, follow all of these tips even though many of them are "superstitions" that don't actually have any effect, and end up with a steak that tastes good.
    Since they don't know much about cooking, they just assume that the result they got was a combination of every tip they followed. Then they go on to preach meme tips as gospel, other novice cooks listen to them, and the cycle repeats.
    As they learn more about cooking they hold on to their superstitions because that's just how most people are. It's worked for them in the past so why question it?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With God dead and in his grave, humanity needed a new religion

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because they all sort of work

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