Library Link of the Day: How Do They Make Meat-Like Burgers from Plants?
Courtesy of Curiosity.com:
It’s an all too common scenario for vegetarians: there you are, sadly chewing away at your dry veggie patty while the carnivores around you enjoy their smoky, juicy burgers. Well, take heart: a better burger is here. Meat substitutes are experiencing a boom these days, and that’s in part because of a new crop of plant-based foods that are scientifically designed to taste better.
The first step, then, is to figure out what makes ground beef so delicious. “It’s the flavor, the aroma, the texture of meat,” Davis explains, “but also there’s a lot of theater … the way it smokes and sizzles … by the time it reaches your plate, you’re fully primed and ready for meat.”
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