For the #SteakChat conversation on June 9, 2010, the topic will be:
There are 8 cooking equipment options, 10 techniques, 9 fuels and 10 temperature levels. Which combinations have you tried? Which do you prefer? Which produce great steak? Which are likely to produce mediocre steak?
5 COOKING EQUIPMENT OPTIONS
There are 5 basic cooking equipment options available for steak:
- Sous Vide
10 COOKING TECHNIQUES
There are 10 basic cooking techniques for steak:
- Pan Fry
- Pan Roast
- Stir Fry
9 COOKING FUELS
There are 9 basic cooking fuels that produce heat to cook steak:
- Briquettes (variety of types)
- Electric Elements (e.g. broiler)
- Hardwood (variety of types)
- Infrared Tiles
- Lump Charcoal (variety of types)
- Metal Conduction (e.g. pay fry)
- Natural Gas
- Propane Gas
- Sous Vide (i.e. low heat via plastic bag in water)
10 COOKING TEMPERATURE LEVELS
There are 10 different temperature levels for cooking steak (all temperatures are given in degrees Fahrenheit):
- 1,200° to 1,600°
- 900° to 1,200°
- 750° to 900°
- 650° to 750°
- 550° to 650°
- 450° to 550°
- 350° to 450°
- 250° to 350°
- 212° to 250°
- 125° (sous vide) to 212°
WHAT IS #STEAKCHAT?
#SteakChat invites everyone who want to discuss and share ideas about steak.
#SteakChat covers topics such as the many different tastes and textures produced by different cooking methods, cooking fuels, steak cuts, steak marbling, cattle breeds, cattle feed, and even different farms.
#SteakChat takes place every Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET (every Thursday at 0000 GMT) and lasts about one hour.
#SteakChat may be very fast-paced. It takes place in real time, as a streaming conversation. Think of #SteakChat as a group of friends having a discussion about steak while standing around a backyard grill or dining in a steak house.
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