Friday, April 30, 2010
The other day, I made the embarrassing admission to Significant Eater that I had never eaten beef jerky. Call me a snob, but I just never understood the appeal of eating packaged, dried beef. When I spotted beef jerky sold at Grazin' Angus Acres, a grass-fed beef purveyor at the Union Square Greenmarket (that also happens to sell the best eggs at the Greenmarket), I knew that I finally had to give beef jerky a try. A grass-fed, local, artisanal, $10 for a quarter pound beef jerky that needs to be refrigerated? Ok, well maybe I am a bit of a snob, but this beef jerky is pretty good stuff. It's intensely spiced and the leathery texture that I assume is inherent to all beef jerky is not as off-putting as I expected it to be. According to Significant Eater, Grazin' Angus' beef jerky tastes just like a Slim Jim. I wouldn't know, but if that claim is accurate, I may just have to snap it to a Slim Jim one of these days.