Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Generally, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat and other tissues, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as offal. Often, meat is used in a more restrictive sense – the flesh of mammalian species (pigs, cattle, lambs, etc.) raised and prepared for human consumption, to the exclusion of fish and other seafood, poultry, and other animals. Usage varies worldwide, depending on cultural or religious preferences.
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... Various forms of imitation meat have been created for people who wish not to eat meat but still want to taste its flavor and texture ... Meat imitates are typically some form of processed soybean, (tofu, tempeh), but they can also be based on wheat gluten or even fungus (quorn) ...
... known as Cedar River days) is a yearly festival of the popular meat product Spam ... It is held in Austin, Minnesota, where Hormel food company produces the meat ... games, a carnival, and of course, the mysterious meat itself ...
... or Karelian stew (US) (karjalanpaisti in Finnish) is a traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia) ... hot pot can be used to refer to nearly any food that contains meat and that is prepared in this traditional Karelian fashion ... Due to the scarceness of meat in the past, the hot pot was traditionally only prepared for festive occasions ...
... The meat packing plants of Chicago were among the first to utilize assembly-line (or in this case, disassembly-line) production techniques ... the methods of the industrial revolution to meat packing operations, which resulted in huge efficiencies by allowing his plants to produce at a massive scale ... for conducting a different aspect of the business of "bringing meat from the ranch to the consumer" ...
... Low-grade meats were canned in products like pork and beans ... rat droppings, dead rodents, or sawdust, and meat that had spoiled or meat mixed with waste materials was sometimes packed and sold (Swift once bragged that his slaughterhouses had become so sophisticated that ... which shocked the nation and led to the passing of the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 ...
More definitions of "meat":
- (noun): The inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone.
- (noun): The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food.
Famous quotes containing the word meat:
“Being American is to eat a lot of beef steak, and boy, weve got a lot more beef steak than any other country, and thats why you ought to be glad youre an American. And people have started looking at these big hunks of bloody meat on their plates, you know, and wondering what on earth they think theyre doing.”
—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)
“Take two pounds of meat from the rump, boil three days in a deep kettle with the head of an axe, and, then, throw away the meat and eat the axe.”
—State of Utah, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isnt supposed to touch the bone.”
—Anna Quindlen (20th century)