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Posts by BB630  

Joined: 15 Nov 2008 / Male ♂
Last Post: 18 May 2011
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Posts: Total: 19 / Live: 7 / Archived: 12
From: USA, Lincoln
Speaks Polish?: Not well
Interests: Outdoors

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BB630   
16 May 2011
USA, Canada / What Polish Spirit would you bring back to the States? [13]

The initial knockoffs looked neon green. The newer ones must be reformulated. As far as Starka, I've already brought some of the young one and an 18 back with me on prior occasions. Jarzebiak is a decent idea if I can find some. Will take some looking but there is a pretty decent shop nearby on Dolna here in Warsaw. I want to get some Siwucha but I've not seen it in any stores around town.
BB630   
14 May 2011
USA, Canada / What Polish Spirit would you bring back to the States? [13]

Previously it was illegal due to coumarin (a rat poison) from the Bison Grass. However, due to the trace amounts I believe it was finally approved by the FDA and I've even seen it ordered at bars Stateside. My current idea is to bring back some MiĆ³d Pitny but I'm not sure if there isn't a better idea out there. Zubrowka is is not a terribly high end item and bringing it back would be a waste of the 1 liter cap in my opinion.
BB630   
14 May 2011
USA, Canada / What Polish Spirit would you bring back to the States? [13]

Nowadays the amount of Polish alcohol on the market (especially in Chicago and New York) is pretty large. What are some things which you cannot find in the States you would bring with you if you were travelling between the two countries?
BB630   
13 May 2009
Love / What do Polish girls think about Gypsies? [116]

I'm fairly certain those 2 girls are not Romanian. I've seen that picture from a News article in the recent past and I would imagine it was not in relation to Romania. I don't think I've read a news article about Romania in 5 years.
BB630   
13 Mar 2009
Life / If I could introduce something from my country into Poland, I would.... [161]

Quite frankly the farther north you go the easier access you have to local corn production. As a result, Oklahoma, Missouri on up through Nebraska and the Dakotas is probably a better production area for Beef Cattle than down in Texas. Not that there is much wrong with Texas beef but I bet they have to import a lot of their grain.
BB630   
13 Mar 2009
Life / If I could introduce something from my country into Poland, I would.... [161]

Lets be serious here, the best steaks in the world mostly find there way into high priced foreign restaurants or New York City. I doubt many people here have tried a true Prime cut of beef. Even Choice is a rarity and costs a significant amount more than you would pay at most good restaurants. Sphinx for instance, would never have a steak rated above Select. Standard or below is what I would expect dining there. You don't go to a restaurant like that expecting to find a real steak. The issue is that the method of producing beef cattle is not at the level in other parts of the world as it is in the States. This is a matter of fact, known throughout the industry. The costs associated are high, and most beef cattle in foreign countries eat a significantly larger amount of grass and fodder than American cattle. The large-scale production of field corn allows American producers to get cattle to market weight at under 3 years of age. Large scale feedlots are not feasible in most locales. British herds also are not of the quality you can find in the States. A hindrance to beef production in Britain has been due to BSE and massive killings in an to attempt to stamp out the disease. Regardless, there is not the necessary market or resources to adequately support a beef industry like that in the American Midwest.

If you want to sit here and argue about good steaks, you should really just complain about the purchaser and the cook at your local eatery. A decent steak is not too hard to come by, but cut and proper preparation cannot be substituted. For quality marbling and texture you need a younger steer grown on a high-grain diet from a good bloodline. Due to this you are usually going to get older cattle in European markets. True varieties of beef cattle aren't even common in places like Poland. The majority of the cattle there are dairy or dual-purpose. Arguing over quality without truly understanding the nature of beef or the beef industry is just inane.

Your real gripes boil down to this:
I was not happy with the taste of my steak, not with the quality of the meat

As for CJD. Statistically I doubt you have to worry about CJD. As well, the prions are not completely understood and the spread of the disease to humans still needs to be researched.