Craved Steak

Down the Primrose Path

Victoria Reynolds,
“Down the Primrose Path”
Originally uploaded by caterina.

Yesterday, I was napping with Nicole, when I suddenly woke up craving steak. I told her, and she looked at me like I was crazy. As I recall, I believe I had a crazed look in my eye, too. But there was no denying it. Rather than hit a restaurant, I wanted complete control over my first piece of meat in years. I wanted it to be farm-raised, free range, non-GMO, antibiotic free, and prepared by experts. So I called up my parents. My mom thought I was crazy. So did my dad. But they grudgingly agreed.

Nicole & I picked up my mom & bought the beef at the Outpost. I wasn’t even grossed out looking at the meat. I felt like eating it raw. It was rather strange, really.

When we got back, my dad started preparing the steak. We boiled potatoes and made a red cabbage salad. And the steak was excellent. I ate very slowly and thoughtfully, appreciating every bite of it. I tried to chew it really well, to make sure I wasn’t going to put my body through hell digesting it.

I survived the night with no upset stomach or vomiting. For a minute, I thought my stomach was acting up, but it was fine. It’s been a full twelve hours with no adverse effects.

I hadn’t eaten steak in years. I started being vegetarian when I was in high school. That was approximately 15 years ago. But I haven’t been strict in the least bit. I have eaten meat here and there. I’ve definitely eaten plenty of seafood over the years. Nonetheless, I’m surprised by my ability to eat red meat without being sick. A couple months ago I had some great chicken in Seattle, but my GI tract was messed up for a week. So how can I explain it? I’m not sure. But the steak was great!

I want more.

Posted: May 24th, 2005
Categories: bizarre, blog, cuisine
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Comments: 4 Comments.
Comment from me - 24 May ’05 at 8:06 pm

mmmmmm meat, I love the meat.

Comment from Heidi - 25 May ’05 at 3:46 pm

I’ve been craving steak myself lately. When is your mom available?

Comment from Roman Edirisinghe - 25 May ’05 at 4:48 pm

I’m not sure that my mom is ready to start a restaurant.


Comment from Madame X - 30 May ’05 at 12:29 am

Roman – what a fitting tribute to steak with that picture! Great!!
Yea, I am not a huge meat eater, mostly pasta and white/light meats, but sometimes a steak just does it for me. I guess we can never really out run our primitive instincts, so every once and a while, it’s nice to indulge in them. I’m happy your stomach was happy with your dinner too. 😉