The English language doesn’t offer a specific vocabulary for describing food aromas. Despite the fact that smell is the dominant force in flavour perception, English speakers refer to aromas by the names of the foods they are most commonly associated with. Aniseed, citrus or nutty, for instance.
When it comes to talking about meaty flavours, dodgy adjectives such as chickeny, lamby and porky often come into play, and if we elaborate, we focus on the tastes that the tongue detects, and the textural qualities. “Sweet and tender,” we might say, or “sinewy but well-seasoned”.
What, then, are these good meaty flavours that we can’t quite put our fingers on, that make Read More
We might beat them at rugby and cricket now and again, but we are well beaten in average meat consumption
…when it comes to eating meat, Australia comes first. According to Forbes magazine, every year, the average Australian will eat 205 lbs (93kg) of beef and veal, poultry, pork and sheep meat.
The United States is in second position with 200.6 lbs ) (91kg) (despite a very low value for sheep) followed by Israel with 189.6 lbs. (86kg). South Africa is 11th on the list with a per capita consumption of 50kg per year.