Results of a healthy diet experiment and cost

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  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    That's a lot of what I do, and they are damn expensive. All the other people who go to the markets or CSA are the yuppie types (hell, like myself) driving BMWs. Farmers can see (hear?) us coming from a mile away. Probably have double faced price cards. I have no problem with this. These guys are a dying breed and the ones that remain are specialists at what they do. I get lamb from the same purveyor as T. Keller, dude is really, really serious about lamb.

    To give you an idea, my neighbor goes to the same farm to get milk that I do. They make delicious tasting organic milk in these incredible thick glass jars that themselves are worth the asking price (I use them to store stock). My neighbor drives his F430 there to pick up milk. "Nice drive out there, you know?" I'm sure that has some affect on the pricing structure.


    You use Elysian Fields Farms? That shit is so legit. I didn't realize you could order it in smaller quantities for home use. I thought they just had the primals.
     


  2. username79

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    Apparently the yuppie types where I live and the yuppie types where you live are in two way different snack baskets. For example (all priced Canadian), Rib steak, $9.50 a pound (cheaper if you buy a box of meat as opposed to individual cuts) Ground beef, $4.00 a pound Chicken (true free range, organic), $12 dollars Heritage pork, $15 dollars for a full rack Broccoli $0.50 a head Is this crazy cheap? Or are you getting totally ripped off?
    Hmm.. very average. How are you eating cheaper for the same foods? Great price for broccoli. Pork and ground beef prices are average. Chicken is cheaper here. As for beef, properly stored, aged, and cut graded USDA Prime is $20-$40/lb no matter where I've been. If anyone wants to use the frozen Costco crap as an example, taste it first. A lot of you want to compare different cuts of meat or different foods altogether and claim you can eat cheaper. I can do the same thing, what's your point?
     


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    username79 Senior member

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    You use Elysian Fields Farms? That shit is so legit. I didn't realize you could order it in smaller quantities for home use. I thought they just had the primals.
    No, Jamison. I thought Keller specifically used it but may have mixed memories. See article. In any case, it's good and you can buy small quantities. http://www.jamisonfarmlamb.com
     


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    No, Jamison. Saw it on the menu at Per Se, and was like, shit, I've been there! I just checked today's menu and it looks like he's switched.

    http://www.jamisonfarmlamb.com


    Oh, nice. I assumed Elysian Fieds b/c that's what he's always used at TFL. It's generally considered to be one of the best, if not the best, in the country. It was always used at Cyrus too. I'll check out Jamison though.
     


  5. username79

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    Oh, nice. I assumed Elysian Fieds b/c that's what he's always used at TFL. It's generally considered to be one of the best, if not the best, in the country. It was always used at Cyrus too. I'll check out Jamison though.

    Edited my post. I think I confused myself.
     


  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    There is a lamb better than all of these, and available to the public. I won't tell, though.
     


  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    There is a lamb better than all of these, and available to the public. I won't tell, though.

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    Hey what do you know about Brian flannery?
     


  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    [​IMG]

    Hey what do you know about Brian flannery?

    I like Bryan. Nice guy.
     


  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Do you like his meat?
     


  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Do you like his meat?
    I know him a lot better when he was with the original Bryan's in SF. Their meat is fantastic. He split from his brothers some years ago, and opened in Marin, and when I have bought meat from him it has been quite good. I think he is extremely trustworthy, but Marin is actually not that sophisticated a place, so his stock can border on uninteresting. He knows his meat, that is for sure.
     


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    I find it interested that a man who eats $40/lb steaks in this thread is the same cheap bastard telling me to use BIC razors in my threak. [​IMG]
     


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    As for beef, properly stored, aged, and cut graded USDA Prime is $20-$40/lb no matter where I've been. If anyone wants to use the frozen Costco crap as an example, taste it first.

    A lot of you want to compare different cuts of meat or different foods altogether and claim you can eat cheaper. I can do the same thing, what's your point?


    look at all this frozen skirt-busting fat crap the butcher sliced 5 minutes before, right through the looking glass

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    pay for your 40$ filet bro, it'll make you feel better on the internet
     


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    look at all this frozen skirt-busting fat crap the butcher sliced 5 minutes before, right through the looking glass
    Amusing that my point was that it had to be tasted and you post a picture of it. Even an idiot like you can probably concede that there are many variables to steak besides how it looks as a picture posted on the internet. Thanks for playing again bro.
     


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    I find it interested that a man who eats $40/lb steaks in this thread is the same cheap bastard telling me to use BIC razors in my threak. [​IMG]
    Not sure it's worth replying to a guy who uses "threak" instead of "thread", but: Yes, because there is a difference in quality between grades of steak, how long and how they were aged, the source of the meat, the feed used, etc. All this changes the cost. Where as you are spending exorbitant amounts on re branded drug store cosmetics and using so many of them that you are causing a problem you are then "fixing." Look at the ingredient lists on your Kiehls crap. The costliest ingredients, but the ones that make up what Kiehls uses to advertise the product, are always dead last. Also, a single blade disposable razor is the best non-esoteric for shaving sensitive skin. What was your point again?
     


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    Sorry, I know you have it all figured out. [​IMG]
     


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